Do you ever leave your soft contact lenses in for too long? We don't need to tell you that most things are in in top form when they're fresh. It's helpful to know that the same is also applicable to your contacts. There is no shortage of reasons not to keep your contacts in your eyes for any more time than you need to. Although it might not seem so bad, if you want your eyes to see their very best, adhere to the replacement routine your optician determines. This means that if you're told to wear a new pair monthly, then change them every month, because they're not made to be worn any longer than they're supposed to.
You might think to yourself, can't I just squeeze a couple additional days out of them? To answer this, let's talk about protein – although not the edible sort, but the natural protein in your tears that gradually accumulates on your lenses and creates a light haze. Foggy vision is just the initial result.
Sooner or later, these proteins transform and trick your immune system into thinking the formation is a foreign particle, which in turn can be expressed as eye irritation, itching and redness. And when this occurs, your eyesight suffers. Other factors can also attribute to this, like the build up of dust or pollen on the lens Even when you do all you can to take great care of your contact lenses, as time passes, they stop being as clear and smooth, just due to regular wear and tear.
So basically, it's best to keep to the schedule your eye care professional determines for you. When you replace your lenses when you're told to, you will never even recognize the difference that is so apparent when you overwear them.