Don't Sleep With Your Contacts In: Consider LASIK

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.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
    Yasmin L.
  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
    Mark P.
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