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Yes, we’re all supposed to take our contacts out before bed…but, let’s be honest, sometimes life just gets in the way. If you’re someone who can’t seem to remember to take your lenses out before going to sleep, then you might want to consider looking into continuous wear contacts.
That’s right, continuous contacts are designed to be worn 24/7 for a max of 30 days. The secret to the longevity of these lenses has to do with its highly breathable material. By letting in more oxygen as you sleep, you allow your cornea to breathe properly when you sleep.
Optometrists sometimes recommend continuous wear contact lenses for people who have jobs that demand they respond at a moment’s notice (e.g. emergency personnel). People who frequently fly across time zones might also find continuous wear contacts useful. They are also great for music festivals and camping! With continuous wear contact lenses there is no need to mess around putting contact lenses in and out in a non sterile environment.
As you can see below, we now offer some of the latest and greatest lenses in the continuous wear category. From Biofinity and Air Optix Night & Day Aqua to Continuous wear lens to correct astigmatism like Biofinity Toric, you’ll find many high-quality brands on our website perfect for customers interested in the possibilities of continuous contacts. There are even Continuous wear contact lenses for Presbyopia - Purevision Multifocal.
Falling asleep in continuous wear contact lenses is better than napping with normal contacts. It is common for Optometrists to prescribe continuous wear contact lenses to people who have a particularly high corneal oxygen demand or to people who have worn standard lenses before and become intolerant to them. It’s still a good idea to take out continuous contacts every once overnight every month to both give your eyes a break and wash off potentially harmful debris.
Just because these lenses can be worn overnight doesn’t mean you should neglect basic contact lens hygiene whenever handling them. For instance, always wash and dry your hands before taking out these lenses and only wash them with pre-approved solution. Under no circumstances should you expose continuous contacts o tap water.
If you really struggle to take out your lenses every night, then continuous contacts might be a good option for you. Look over the continuous contacts we have available and ask your optometrist whether these lenses would be beneficial.