Contact lenses can be a convenient and effective way to correct vision, but it is important to follow the recommended wearing schedule and replacement schedule to avoid the risks associated with over-wearing your lenses.
Wearing your contact lenses for too long can lead to a number of complications, including dry eyes, eye infections, corneal damage, and allergic reactions. These conditions can range from mild and uncomfortable to severe and potentially vision-threatening.
Longer contact lens wear could seem like a wonderful way to save money or time, but wearing your contacts too much can seriously harm your health. Having a pair of prescription glasses in addition to your contact lenses can provide a number of benefits. Glasses can be more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time compared to contact lenses, and they do not require the same level of maintenance and cleaning. Furthermore, glasses can offer better protection for your eyes from the environment, such as wind, dust, and debris.
To minimize the risks of over-wearing your contact lenses, it is important to follow the guidance of your eye care provider and to practice good hygiene when handling and cleaning your lenses.
Glasses can serve as a backup in case you have an issue with your contact lenses, such as an infection or a tear. This can be especially important if you rely on your contact lenses for daily activities.