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Fresh Lenses: Why?

Have you ever left your disposable contact lenses in for just a few days extra? Everyone knows that most things are at their best when they're new. The same applies to your contact lenses. You should never leave your contacts in for longer than you're supposed to. Of course, it might be tempting, if you care about your eyes, don't overlook the lens routine recommended to you by your optician. So, if you've been instructed to change them every two weeks, then change them every two weeks, because they can't withstand extended wear.

So many people think, can't I get a few additional days out of them? In order to better understand this, let's talk about protein - although not the edible sort, but the natural protein in your eyes that slowly accumulates on your lenses and creates a light haze. Blurry vision is just the initial result.

If this continues, these proteins change form and make your immune system think the formation is a foreign particle, and the body's reaction can be expressed as eye irritation, itching and redness. And when this occurs, your eyesight suffers. Other factors can also attribute to this, like the build up of dust or pollen on the lens Even when you do all you can to take excellent care of your contact lenses, sooner or later they stop being as clear and smooth, due to normal wear and tear.

It's best to commit to the plan your optician has instructed you to. Everyone's eyes are different, so only your eye care professional should determine the appropriate contact lens replacement routine for you. When you change your lenses on time, you will never even see the difference that is so apparent when you use them longer than you're supposed to.

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