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Keeping Your Contacts

Are you someone who leaves your disposable contact lenses in for too long? It's a pretty accepted fact that lots of things are better when they're fresh. It's helpful to know that the same rule is also applicable to your contacts. It's not a good idea to leave them in your eyes for any more time than you've been instructed to. Despite that fact that it might seem harmless, if you want your eyes to see their very best, follow the lens routine given to you by your optometrist. So, if your optician tells you to change them monthly, then change them every month, because they're not made to be worn any longer than they're supposed to.

You might think to yourself, is it so bad to get just a few extra wears out of them? In order to better understand this, let's take a look at protein – although not the edible sort, but the natural protein in your tears that gathers over time on the surface of your lenses, forming a thin haze. Foggy vision is only the first symptom.

Sooner or later, these proteins change form and make your immune system think the formation is a foreign particle, which in turn can result in inflammation in the eye. And this means that a toll is taken on your vision. External elements like pollen or dust can also accumulate on the lens, which also makes vision blurry. Even when you're thorough about caring for your contacts, over time they stop being as clear and smooth, due to normal deterioration.

It's smart to adhere to the schedule your optometrist determines for you. When you replace your contact lenses on schedule, you will never detect the difference that is so obvious when you use them longer than you're supposed to.

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