Never sleep with your contact lenses in! That’s the message that this article is stressing the importance of. And as little as one night sleeping in your contact lenses you put your eyesight at risk of developing an ulcer. Contact lenses reduce the much-needed Air Supply or oxygen the blood vessels in the eyelids need and when you wear your contact lenses your eyes are dependent upon getting that oxygen at night because they’re not getting it during the day and it can lead to devastating effects on your eyes. You’re also at greater risk for bacteria building up in your eye conjunctivitis is another one Karen Terrier and itis. Ulcers are also a huge issue and concern with your leaving contact lenses in at night. So sleeping in contacts that are meant for daily wear made lead to eye infection corneal ulcers and other health problems that may cause a permanent vision loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • risk of serious eye infection increases greatly when sleeping with contacts in
  • a bacterial eye infection can cause a corneal ulcer which is an open sore on the cornea
  • a corneal ulcer can significantly damage your eye and even result in blindness

“A 59-year-old man was in the shower, wiping his eyes with a towel, when he heard a popping sound and felt pain shoot through his left eye.”

Read more: