If you wear contact lenses on any kind of regular basis, then you’ve probably also fallen asleep in them. After all, they were comfortable, and you were sleepy, and it’s probably not that bad, right? And the bonus is getting to wake up and see the alarm clock next to you. But falling asleep in your contacts really isn’t a good idea for the health of your eyes and your future vision.
Sleeping in your contact lenses may not be harmful once or twice, but because contact lenses block oxygen to your cornea they’re not usually meant for long-term or overnight use. Like the rest of your body, your corneas need oxygen and without it your corneas will start to swell. By leaving your lenses in, you also run the risk of infection which can lead to permanent damage to your vision. So why risk it?
Have you ever considered LASIK surgery so you don’t have to bother with the hassle of taking out your contact lenses before you fall asleep? The experts at Magruder Laser Vision offer MLV Advanced LASIK surgery so that you don’t have to risk sleeping in your contact lenses to wake up with perfect vision.
Make an appointment online now with Magruder Laser Vision and find out the different ways that LASIK surgery can help you protect your vision.
To learn more about what the team at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!
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