Contact lenses have come a long way when it comes to comfort and wearability. An unfortunate result of that is that many people think it’s perfectly ok to wear their contacts longer than is recommended. For some, this means leaving their contacts in 24/7, while others wear their lenses for weeks or even months after the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Some people wear their contacts beyond the recommended time period to save money, and others do so because they don’t keep track of when they began wearing a pair of contacts. If the contacts are still comfortable, even if they should have been replaced long ago, many people think wearing them for too long is simply no big deal. (more…)