Sleeping with contact lenses: Good or bad idea?

Sleeping with contact lenses: Good or bad idea?

Sleeping with contact lenses can pose risks to the eye area. As this is a sensitive area, the contact lens can cause small injuries to the eyes, but the lenses can also damage vision.


But what about sleep lenses?

Even if the lenses are described as suitable even for sleeping, it is necessary to avoid sleeping with them, they have been developed to reduce the level of risk of infections acquired by the use of conventional lenses, but they do not guarantee safety in other aspects, such as displacement, irritation, corneal damage.

Ophthalmologists do not guarantee the safety of lenses claimed to be suitable for sleep and always advise patients to remove them before bedtime.


Can it interfere with sleep?

The use of the lens itself does not affect sleep in any way, what may occur are unforeseen inconveniences.

Remember that there are phases of sleep where our eyes move rapidly and randomly (the REM phase).

If the lens shifts or damages any area of ​​the eyes, that irritation or bruise will definitely wake you up. The problem is compounded if you wake up with blurry vision and cannot remove your lenses. Pain and irritation can make it difficult to return to sleep.

That's why it's always a good idea to remove your contact lenses before you go to bed, so you can get a good night's sleep.

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