This is a battle that optometrists face daily. Sometimes it seems as if every patient poses this challenge: Over-wearing of contacts lenses.
According a recent study: "Overall, 40% kept their lenses beyond the maker's recommended date. That includes 59% of patients with two-week silicone hydrogel lenses, 29% for one-month silicone hydrogel lenses, and 15% of daily disposable lenses."
Sometimes patients simply do not know how long they are supposed to wear their contacts. Usually, they do know, and openly admit that they abused their contacts and that it is not a good thing for their eyes.
You can read the whole article here: Wearing Contact Lenses Past Their Prime. If you have any questions about proper use of your contacts, please ask. We want you to be safe.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.