Most Contact Lens Wearers Don't Follow Safety Steps
Study: Less Than 1% Fully Compliant With Recommended Care
Extended Wearers Need to ‘Listen to Their Eyes’
Fuerst also recommends that people who choose to sleep in their contact lenses use a wetting drop made for contact wearers before going to bed at night and upon waking in the morning.
Most lenses sold today are approved for a seven-day continuous use, but some newer lenses have been approved for 30-day use.
Fuerst says people who do not take their contacts out for extended periods need to be especially vigilant about “listening to their eyes.”
“If your eyes are feeling gritty, sandy, or irritated, or if they are more red than normal, take your contacts out and don’t wear them when you sleep for a while,” he says.