Sleeping in your contact lenses

Patients often come into South Bronx Eyes stating that their eyes are red after sleeping on contact lenses. They will often also ask on the phone what the best thing to do is. If you have slept in your contact lens, the first thing to do is to take them out.. Sleeping in your contacts greatly increase your risk of infection. After taking off the contacts check to see if the eye is red or if any pain is felt. We suggest coming in if there are any issues to have the doctor check to make sure no signs of infection or irritation occurs. We accept walk-ins and are happy to help whenever is needed. 

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David Alevi MD David Alevi is a board certified corneal specialist and founder of South Bronx Eyes.

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