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What can happen if you sleep in your contacts?
Last Updated: 5th January, 2020
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People also ask, can you go blind from sleeping in contacts?
Sleeping in contacts that are meant for dailywear can lead to infections, corneal ulcers, and otherhealth problems that can cause permanent vision loss.Contact lenses reduce the much-needed supply of oxygen tothe cornea, or the surface of your eye.
Likewise, can you wear contacts overnight? Sleeping in daily wear contacts doesn't onlyincrease your risk for eye infections. Despite some contactlenses being approved for overnight wear, Dr. Babiuchsays she still doesn't recommend them. “It's important togive the eyes a break and let the cornea breathe,” shesays.
Considering this, can I nap with contact lenses?
It's a common question asked by nap lovers. Eyedoctors say it's not a great idea to sleep while wearingcontacts. Even napping with contact lenses in youreyes can lead to irritation or damage. When you sleep withyour contacts in, your corneas can't get the oxygenthey need to fight off germs.
Can contacts go behind your eye?
Fact: Contact lenses CAN get dislodged fromyour eye: Contacts can get stuck under youreyelid,but it's not possible for them to go behind your eye,as your eyelids actually connect with your eye itselfforming a barrier that prevents objects from going "behind"your eye.