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The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

Do you ever leave your disposable contact lenses in for just a bit too long? Everyone knows that lots of things are in in top form when they're fresh. It's important to know that the same principle is also applicable to your contacts. As a rule, you shouldn't keep your lenses in for any longer than necessary. Even though you might be tempted to use them just one more time, if you care about having healthy eyes, don't overlook the replacement and wearing routine your optician determines. In other words, if you've been told to use a new pair daily, change them daily, because they're not made to withstand reuse.

So many people think, can't I get a few extra wears out of them? To explain this, let's take a look at protein - although not the edible sort, but the natural protein contained in your eye fluids that gradually accumulates on the surface of your lenses, forming a thin haze. Blurry vision is just the initial result.

If this continues, these proteins change form and confuse your immune system, which begins to think that the buildup is a foreign particle, which in turn can be expressed as itchy, swollen and irritated eyes. And this means that you won't be seeing your best. Other factors can also attribute to this, like the build up of dust or pollen on the lens Even when you're strict about caring for your contacts, as time goes on, they stop being as clear and smooth, just due to regular deterioration.

The best thing to do is stick to the routine your optician decides on for you. Everyone's eyes are different, so only your eye care professional should decide on the best contact lens replacement routine for you. When you throw out and replace your lenses on time, you will never detect the difference that is so obvious when you overwear them.