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Old 06-23-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question Wearing Contacts Overnight

Is it bad for your eyes to wear contacts overnight? I hate taking them out at night and I get panicky without them in because I can hardly see and that makes me flip out. I refuse to wear glasses I can't stand them!! So is it really all that bad? Any suggestions?

 
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: Wearing Contacts Overnight

You should ask your eye doctor about the day and night lenses if you don't want to take them out at night.

 
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:33 PM   #3
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Re: Wearing Contacts Overnight

i was told if you wear your contacts overnight and they are not the continuois weal lenses, you could develop serious eye problems broght on by a reduced flow of ozygen to your eye. Mary

 
Old 06-24-2005, 05:11 PM   #4
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Re: Wearing Contacts Overnight

Definetly not a good idea unless they were intended to be worn while sleeping. Mary is right, this could cause serious eye problems. You don't want that. I'm blind as a bat without mine, but I know where everything is in the house, and never turn on the lights at night anyway. How much do you need to see when you wake up during the night? Wearing glasses when you wake up at night is far better than developing any serious eye problem.

 
Old 06-26-2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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Re: Wearing Contacts Overnight

I can barely see without my contacts and I don't take them out at night because in the morning I won't have time to put them back on. But I guess now I'lll have to. I'd rather hold on to the wall to get place to place then go blind in a couple of years. Thanks guys!

 
Old 06-26-2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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Re: Wearing Contacts Overnight

I know my house.. but i mean when im at other ppls houses and i dont want them to see me with glasses on lookin like a retard. what makes the overnight ones safe to wear while sleeping..? howcome you cant develop eye problems from that as a result of less oxygen to the eyes? thanks.

 
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Re: Wearing Contacts Overnight

Hi the contacts that are made to be worn overnight are of a different material than the daily wear lense. The are made purposely that way. They allow the eye more oxygen. Have you asked your dr if you would be more suited to that type. I understand not wanting to look weird in front of your friends. But it really isn't worth risking your vision by wearing them to sleep. Any contact lense can cause problems if not worn or taken care of properly. A lense worn overnight can scratch the eye, or become so dry that it is hard to open your eyes after sleeping with them, it can also move to a different part of the eye, making it hard to remove, if you can find it.

 
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