Millions of people everyday wear contact lenses to improve their eyesight. Yet issues can arise if you do not use or wear your contacts properly, especially if you use daily disposable contact lenses.
Daily contacts are simply not designed to be worn more than once. Many consumers may try to wear them more than once, as a way of stretching their investment. But this practice can actually cause more harm to your eyes and increases the risk that bacteria will grow in your eyes.
Disposal contact lenses also are not designed to be cleaned with any type of contact solution. In fact, contact solution can actually disintegrate the lenses. And if you attempt to wear a daily disposable lenses that has been cleaned in a solution, you can expose your eyes to inflammation, corneal ulcers, and other eye issues. You also run the risk of your contacts falling apart while in your eyes leading to further injury.
Daily disposable contact lenses were not designed to prevent the protein build-up the same way other contacts, and even disposables, are designed to do. This protein build-up on your eyes can cause less oxygen flow to your eyes, which in turn leads to irritation, dry eyes, and can cause your contacts to become cloudy.
If you follow the instructions for wearing your daily disposable contacts as directed by your family eye care professional, you can enjoy wearing them for years to come and protect your eyesight.