Can you sleep in contact lenses?
Thanks to amazing silicone hydrogel contact lens technology and its supreme wearability, sleeping with your contacts in is now a very safe and normal practice for contact lens wearers.
In the past, sleeping in your contact lenses could lead to risky consequences, but those days have long passed. Today, you can choose from a wide variety of extended wear contact lenses that you can wear to bed at night and wake up with your eyes feeling refreshed.
What are Silicone Hydrogel Lenses?
First developed by Ciba Vision, silicone hydrogel overnight contact lenses were introduced to the public in 1998.
Since then, silicone hydrogel’s advantages and popularity has grown tremendously, thanks to further research and advances in technology.
In fact, most of today’s contact lenses are made from this amazing silicone hydrogel material because of the all-day comfort and breathability it offers. In addition, silicone hydrogel extended wear contact lenses are by far the most suitable choice for overnight wear.
Extended Wear Contacts
Extended wear contact lenses are the ideal choice for wearers who prefer to sleep with their contacts in overnight. All extended wear contacts are made with the most advanced silicone hydrogel technology, which offers your eyes extreme oxygen breathability and lubrication all-day and all-night.
They are very practical, easy to take care of and offer excellent optics.
Although you can wear extended wear contact lenses for many days at a time, it is recommended that you take them out at least once a week for cleaning and disinfecting.
In addition, not all eyes are suitable for wearing contacts overnight, so be sure to confirm with a specialist first. When worn and taken care of properly, extended wear contacts for overnight use are extremely convenient and can improve your contact lens wearing routine significantly.
Acuvue Oasys, Air Optix, PureVision and Biofinity are all great choices for extended wear overnight contact lenses.