monthly contacts for more than a month

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by kaswoj, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. kaswoj

    kaswoj Guest

    i am wearing monthly contacts. but due to the fact that it's quite
    expensive and that i never saw a reason why to throw them away while
    they are still good, i tried to be lazy and save some money. also i
    didn't buy any cleaning liquids anymore and started the experiment of
    wearing my contacts for more than 3 months straight. yes, i also wore
    them during the night, never cleaned them. today i thought it's time
    to write such an email and i also put some new contacts in my eyes.
    and they truly don't make a difference to the ones i had in for a
    quarter year... any comments or words of caution on that?

    kaswoj, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. Yes VERY dangerous.
    David Halpern, Aug 18, 2004
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  3. kaswoj

    kaswoj Guest

    ok... then please explain WHY it is dangerous instead of just making fun of me.
    kaswoj, Aug 18, 2004
  4. Bacterial growth and protein buildup scare
    you epithelium and sclera.


    of me.
    David Halpern, Aug 18, 2004
  5. Bacterial growth and protein buildup scar your epithelium and sclera.
    Ever visit your Ophthalmologist and see the pictures of all the diseases
    that \
    can affect your eye?

    Contacts are in my opinion a bad choice anyway especially extended-wear.

    David Halpern, Aug 19, 2004
  6. kaswoj

    drbjl Guest

    Wearing monthly lenses for a bit longer than a month would be
    acceptable, however not cleaning, nor disinfecting your lenses is a
    bad decision. Contaminated lenses can cause a whole host of
    infections, including a vision threatening bacteria pseudomonas, which
    can cause blindness. Extending their usage is one thing, however I
    strongly dissuade you from not cleaning and disinfecting

    Dr. Jay B Stockman
    drbjl, Aug 20, 2004
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