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How often do you leave your disposable contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It goes without saying that things are in their best condition when they're fresh. Well, the same rule applies to your contact lenses. It's not a good idea to leave them in your eyes for longer than you're supposed to. Although you might be tempted, if you want to help your eyes stay healthy, stick to the wearing and changing routine recommended to you by your optician. This means that if your optician tells you to change them daily, change them daily, because they can't withstand reuse.

You might think to yourself, would it be so bad if I got a couple extra wears out of them? To better comprehend this, let's take a look at protein - and not the kind inside your burger, but the natural protein contained in your eye fluids that gathers over time on your lenses, creating a mild haze. Unclear vision is just the start.

Eventually these proteins evolve and confuse your immune system, which begins to think that the accumulation is something foreign, and the body's reaction can lead to itchy, swollen and irritated eyes. 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 good care of your contact lenses, sooner or later they'll become less smooth and clear, which is the result of normal deterioration.

So basically, it's best to stick to the schedule your eye care professional decides on for you. Everyone's eyes are unique, so only your eye care professional should decide on the appropriate contact lens replacement schedule for you. When you replace your contact lenses on time, you'll never detect the difference that becomes quickly apparent when you overwear them.