The Dangers Of Wearing Contact Lenses While Sleeping?
, last night I overslept wearing soflens, and it was the first time I fell asleep using soft lenses, then when I woke up I immediately took off my contact lenses then I gave eye drops, but after a few hours my eyes were not blurry, is it dangerous to fall asleep once and not remove soft lens?
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Using a soft lens to fall asleep is very dangerous to the eyes. This is because contact lenses can cause eye disease, namely keratiti which can cause irritation to blindness. Softlens that are worn for a long time, especially if carried to sleep, will cause the cornea to become deprived of oxygen supply to ensure the life of the cells in the cornea of the eye, so that if this happens for a long time or hours it can cause blood circulation to the cornea to become disturbed, blood vessel pressure increases, causing redness and irritation of the eye. In addition, the nature of the contact lens for the eye is a foreign object which must also have a risk of blisters on the lining of the cornea / eye, making it easy for germs to enter and infect the eye area.
Even though the condition in your eyes improves after being given eye drops, it does not mean that this can happen again in the future. Given that the contact lenses are used for a long time, it is very possible for the cornea to become irritated and cause keratitis. Many studies have been conducted abroad regarding the use of contact lenses, where it is proven that the use of contact lenses almost all day increases the incidence of keratitis compared to the wearers of lenses who only wear them for a short time. In addition, the use of daily lenses instead of monthly is more effective in preventing eye infections, because monthly lenses that are used repeatedly, the level of cleanliness is lower than daily lenses.
You need to know that besides being used for sleeping, soft lenses are also prohibited for situations such as:
was in front of the steaming hot steam
take turns using soflens with other people
use a soft lens when the eye is irritated / sore eyes
using soflens over the time limit
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