Do you take your contacts out at night or sleep in them?

United States
May 24, 2008 10:51pm CST
Do you sleep with your contacts in at night, or do you take them out before going to bed? I got the kind that you can leave in for a month all day and night, but I was told to take them out when I sleep because my eyes have a problem that they are not getting enough oxygen and the doctor can see blood vessels forming on them. I was just wondering what everyone else does.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
I take my contacts out when I go to sleep at night, mainly because my optometrist tells me I should. However I generally leave them in if I end up taking a nap and then use eye drops when I wake up. If I am going to be taking an extended nap or know I won't be needing them for at least a couple hours I will take them off just to give my eyes a rest, and then put them back in when I am ready to go out.
• United States
20 Jun 08
I used to wear my contacts constantly for months at a time. That wasn't good for my eyes I guess. I got conjunctivitis twice but only after I acidentally poked myself in the eye with my mascara. I don't wear contacts anymore. It's a good thing too. I could have done some real damage to my eyes if I continued to wear them all the time like that.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I took them off every night. It is a bad habit if you dont take it off. It will dry and may stick to your eyes because the contacts lose moisture when you sleep. I am satisfied with my contacts right now. Just do the proper way of using it. And it wont harm you. :)
@trkrgrl (18)
• United States
28 May 08
I've always been extremely bad when it comes to taking out my contacts. I did good for about a year, but I've fallen back in the habit of leaving them in...My eyes are soo bad that it's just a horrible feeling when I have them out, even for the short time from getting my glasses and putting them on..
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
25 May 08
Back when I still wore contacts, I would only take them out about half the time. It was pure lazy on my part. My eye doctor used to yell at me for wearing them too much. He said wearing them all the time was causing scratches on my eyes.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
25 May 08
Back when i wore the 30day contacts i took them out almost every night. I just couldn't convince myself that leaving them in my eyes 24/7 was healthy.