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Is it OK to wear my contact lenses while I am sleeping?

Answer

Daily wear contact lenses - including both soft and rigid gas permeable lenses - must be removed before bedtime or even a nap. Certain extended wear contact lenses are designed to be left in while you sleep; however, be sure to discuss your contact wearing schedule with your eye care provider, since your needs may be different.

Always be sure to carry your contact lens container and soaking solution in case you need to store your lenses before getting some shut-eye.

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Visit our Vision Center for more health information.

Visit our Contact Lenses page for more information about contact lens supplies, contact replacements, and online ordering information.

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