A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away
Have you ever left your disposable contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's common knowledge that generally, things are at their best when they're new. The same can also help you understand how often you should change your contact lenses. It's not a good idea to leave your contacts in longer than you need to. Even though it might be tempting to wear them just one more time, if you want to help your eyes stay healthy, stick to the replacement routine recommended to you by your optician. So, if you've been told to change pairs monthly, then change them every month, because they can't withstand extended wear.
You might ask, would it be so bad if I got a few additional wears out of them? To explain this, let's take a look at protein - and we don't mean the kind you eat, but the natural protein in your eyes that slowly accumulates on the surface of your lenses, forming a thin haze. Foggy vision is only the first symptom.
Sooner or later, these proteins transform and confuse your immune system, which begins to think that the buildup is a foreign particle, and this can result in inflammation in the eye. Which means a toll is taken on your vision. But even when people take great care of their contacts, as time goes on, they become less smooth and clear, due to normal deterioration.
So basically, it's best to keep to the routine your optician decides on for you. When you replace your lenses on time, you'll never detect the difference that is so apparent when you wear them any longer than you're meant to.