Are there ever days when you leave your disposable contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? It goes without saying that so many things are better when they are at their freshest. It's helpful to know that the same principle applies to your contact lenses. You should never leave them in your eyes for any more time than necessary. Despite that fact that it might be tempting, if you want your eyes to see their very best, stick to the wearing and changing schedule that your eye care professional decides on. This means that if you've been told to change them daily, change them daily, because they're not made to withstand reuse.
You might think to yourself, is it so bad to get just a few additional wears out of them? To explain this, let's examine protein – and not the kind inside your burger, but the natural protein in your tears that slowly accumulates on the surface of your lenses and creates a thin haze. Blurry eyesight is only the first symptom.
Sooner or later, these proteins transform and trick your immune system into thinking the buildup is something foreign, and the body's reaction can result in itchy, swollen and irritated eyes. Which means your eyesight suffers. Dust and pollen also build up on the lens, slowly make it less clear Even when you're thorough about caring for your contacts, as time goes on, they stop being as clear and smooth, due to normal wear and tear.
It's smart to keep to the schedule your optician has instructed you to. Everyone's eyes are unique, so only your optometrist should decide on the correct contact lens replacement routine for you. If you replace your lenses on schedule, you will never notice the difference that becomes so apparent when you use them longer than you're supposed to.