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Old 07-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Location: North Texas
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Originally Posted by Sales pro View Post
I think that it has to do with health of the eyes. You wear them longer, you could get serious eye infection that could lead to blindness.
I abused my "disposable" contact lenses, wearing them as long as possible, sometimes disinfecting, sometimes not.

I ended up with a severe case of ulcerative keratitis 7 years ago and that was the end of my ability to wear contact lenses. Forever. It took months for the keratitis to clear up and for me to be able to see clearly with glasses. Prior to that I wore contacts successfully for 20 years with no problems except a couple of cases of pink eye in college, which weren't related to me wearing contacts anyway.

I had LASIK last year, but it did not correct me to 20/20. My prescription immediately pre-LASIK was -9.25/-9.75 with some moderate astigmatism. I still have to wear glasses at night to drive, and I can't see well enough to bowl or target shoot without glasses. I can drive in daylight without glasses, though.

My abuse of contact lenses led to be having to depend on glasses for years, and I was basically blind without them. So blind that I couldn't read the big "E" on the chart at the eye doctor. I couldn't even SEE it. The entire chart was a white puff among other puffs and splotches that I could see. I couldn't read a magazine or book without glasses unless I held it so close to my face that I had to tilt my head to get my nose out of the way.

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:13 PM
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When I started to have eye problems that actually were not related to contact use I did learn about contacts and proper care. You really want to follow the directions given on use and keeping them clean. Also really you are only supposed to wear contacts 8 hours a day. Your eyes need to breath and rest.
Eye problems are extremely painful and not easy to treat so once something happens it is not always so easy to fix and can really impact your life.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:36 AM
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Let me absolutely clear with all those people who are over wearing your disposable contact lenses. The manufactors, doctors, and FDA all agree to following the indicated wearing schedule for your particular lens. NOT DOING THIS WILL PUT YOU AT RISK FOR OCULAR COMPLICATIONS! Patients wearing Acuvue Oasys 2 wk lenses are the highest precentage of patients with ocular infections that enter my practice. And frankly it is the easiest infection to avoid! I ask patients every day who come in to my office overing wearing there contacts if they would over wear a feminine hygine device? Or drink or eat expired food? Please do yourself a favor stop trying to save a few dollars just to risk an infection. Average medical Visit for eye infection is $350.00. All because you tried to save $1.00
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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I wear Acuvue Oasys, and I routinely wear them between three and four weeks before disposing, but not longer than that. If I realize it's been four weeks, I change them out immediately. And I never, ever sleep in them even though my optometrist said it would be OK once in a while.

Prior to this brand I used another brand I can't remember any more, which really irritated my eyes. I had to take a lengthy break and was afraid I would never be able to wear contacts again. So I'm not inclined to take a risk with these ones.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:10 AM
Location: McAllen, TX
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I use them till they start to bother me. Sometimes they tear but normally it's protein buildup that causes the problem. They will obviously last longer if you take them out and clean them daily. Some people don't do this. I personally couldn't go very long since even taking a nap with them will dry them out and then I have difficulty taking them out.

My brand is the Acuvue 2.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:31 AM
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I had a bad experience with contact lenses, even my eyesight got down because of the contact lenses. Now, I use specs daily for my work its also anti reflected that secure our eye from tv, computer and mobile bad lights.

According to me, it depends on the brand's product quality in my case it damage my eyes. I read the whole thread most of the persons wear lenses more than their expiry date. Guys, don't get me wrong but eyesight is a very sensitive body part if we got issue with our eyes, we can't retrieve it back like before.
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