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Fresh Lenses, Clear Eyes

Do you ever end up leaving your disposable contact lenses in for more time than recommended? It goes without saying that most things are at their best when they're fresh. It's no surprise that the same principle can also help you understand how often you should change your contacts. It's not a good idea to leave your contacts in for any longer than necessary. Although it might seem harmless to use them just one more time, if you want to help your eyes stay healthy, don't ignore the replacement routine given to you by your optometrist. In other words, if your optician tells you to use a new pair monthly, then change them every month, because they can't withstand reuse.

So many people think, is it so bad to get just a couple more days out of them? To explain this, let's take a look at protein – and not the kind inside your burger, but the natural protein in your eyes that gathers over time on your lenses and creates a mild haze. Foggy vision is just the beginning.

Sooner or later, these proteins evolve and confuse your immune system, which begins to think that the accumulation is a foreign particle, which in turn can lead to itchy, swollen and irritated eyes. And when this occurs, your vision won't be working at its best. Dust and pollen also build up on the lens, slowly make it less clear Even when you do all you can to take great care of your contact lenses, over time they become less clear and smooth, which is the result of normal wear and tear.

It's smart to commit to the plan your optician has instructed you to. When you dispose of and replace your contact lenses on time, you will never even see the difference that becomes so apparent when you wear them any longer than you're meant to.