Do you ever end up leaving your disposable contact lenses in for too long? It's common knowledge that most things are at their best when they are fresh. Guess what? The same rule can also help you understand how often you should change your contact lenses. You should never leave them in your eyes for any longer than necessary. Of course, it might seem harmless, but if you want your eyes to look healthy, stick to the lens regime that your eye care professional decides on. In other words, if you're told to use a new pair daily, change them daily, because they can't be worn any longer than that.
A lot of people think to themselves, can't I get a couple more days out of them? To understand this idea, let's take a look at protein - and not the kind inside your burger, but the natural protein in your eyes that gradually accumulates on the surface of your lenses and creates a mild haze. Blurry vision is only the first symptom.
If this continues, these proteins change form and make your immune system think the formation is something foreign, and this can lead to eye irritation, itching and redness. And when this occurs, you won't be seeing your best. Even if you take the best possible care of your contacts, sooner or later they stop being as clear and smooth, which is the result of normal deterioration.
It's best to commit to the schedule your optician decides on for you. If you replace your lenses when you're told to, you'll never notice the difference that becomes quickly apparent when you use them longer than you're supposed to.