Have you ever left your soft contact lenses in for a little too long? It's a pretty accepted fact that things are in in top form when they are at their freshest. It's important to know that the same rule applies to your lenses. You should never keep them in your eyes for longer than you've been advised to. Even though it might not seem so bad, if you want your eyes to look healthy, follow the wearing and changing schedule recommended to you by your optician. This means that if you've been instructed to replace them daily, change them daily, because they can't withstand reuse.
So many people think, would it be so bad if I got a few extra days out of them? To better comprehend this, let's take a look at protein - and we don't mean the kind you eat, but the natural protein found in your tears that builds up gradually on your lenses and creates a thin haze. Foggy vision is only the first symptom.
After some time, these proteins evolve and confuse your immune system, which begins to think that the accumulation is something foreign, which in turn can lead to eye irritation, itching and redness. And when this occurs, a toll is taken on your vision. External particles like pollen or dust can also accumulate on the lens, which also makes eyesight blurry. But even when people take great care of their contacts, as time passes, they become less clear and smooth, just due to regular deterioration.
So adhere to the plan your optometrist determines for you. If you replace your lenses at the correct times, you will never notice the difference that becomes quickly apparent when you wear them for longer than you're supposed to.