If you wear contact lenses, it’s important to follow all instructions that your eye doctor may give you and taker proper care of your contact lenses. Part of this is making sure that you don’t fall asleep in your contacts. If you worry about forgetting to take out your contacts at night, an alternative to using contact lenses is getting LASIK. Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Opthalmology in Manhattan, NY, can explain how LASIK can benefit you and why it’s important to avoid sleeping with your contacts in.
Keeping Your Eyes Safe
You may not think that it’s a big deal to sleep with your contact lenses in, but it can actually cause damage to your eyes. Sleeping in your contacts can increase your risk of getting an infection at least 6 to 8 times as much. Infections caused by sleeping in contact lenses can lead to dry eye, corneal abrasions, or even vision loss. Your contacts collect debris and dirt throughout the day, which is why it’s so important to remove and clean them each night.
Sleeping with contact in can also restrict the flow of oxygen to the eye, which can cause redness, irritation, and inflammation. This can also increase your risk of fungal infection in your eyes.
The easiest way to avoid sleeping in your contacts is by eliminating your need for contacts. LASIK from your eye doctors Manhattan, NY, is a common procedure used to correct your vision and eliminate your need for prescription contacts or glasses. After LASIK, you’ll be able to see clearly without the need for extra help and you won’t have to worry about accidentally falling asleep while wearing your contact lenses.
Contact Your Eye Doctor Today
Eliminate the risk of falling asleep with contacts in. Contact Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Opthalmology in Manhattan, NY, to learn more about LASIK and how it may benefit you. Call today for more information at (212) 220-0066.