Fell asleep (4hrs) in Focus Dailies. Warning signs of infection etc?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by originals, Aug 16, 2005.

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    originals Guest


    I fell asleep for 3 or 4 hours in Focus Dailies yesterday evening.

    What's the oxygen permeability of these lenses when dry? Should I get
    away with it?

    Eyes seem ok this morning, a bit bloodshot beneath the lids... Not sore
    to blink or touch. I will not wear contacts for at least 5 days to give
    my eyes time to recover from whatever damage may have been inflicted.

    I would like to know what I should watch out for. If it's a risk factor
    for corneal ulcer (non-infectious, I assume, considering they are
    disposables and won't be reused) how long could this take to develop?

    When I awoke last night my eyes were quite red but I had been drinking
    and I mistook this for the cause... I think the bigger mistake was
    trying to remove the lenses there and then, and it took a few attempts
    before I had the sense to use an eye bath to get them moving again. (I
    just didn't connect the dots at the time. I had been for a 3 hr run
    earlier on, hot day, which is why I thought they may have dried faster
    than usual and were just being a bit sentimental. It's only my sixth
    time wearing lenses and I wasn't fully aware of the dangers of dropping
    off in them, otherwise I would have had them out before watching TV --
    I had been up for 24 hours straight so this is a bit of a one off,
    luckily someone woke me up and it was four hours max, not nine or ten!)

    Appreciate the group's advice,
    originals, Aug 16, 2005
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    (Probably not too significant, but I've consulted the TV times (!) and
    I was asleep for 2 1/2 hours, 3hrs absolute max. Hopefully I haven't
    learnt this lesson the hard way.)
    originals, Aug 16, 2005
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