Question About Contacts life

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by KeithF40, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. KeithF40

    KeithF40 Guest

    I have Acuvue Advanced lenses and was wondering how long I can keep
    them in a case for. I know that they should be worn for only 14 days
    but does that mean that I can spread these 14 days across a longer
    period. For instance if I only wore them on weekends could I still use
    the same pair for 7 weeks, Saturday and Sunday, and then just keep them
    in a case until I wear them again the next weekend.

    Also from past information from this board I was told that if I dont go
    to sleep at night that if I take the contacts out for an hour or so and
    put them back in my eyes will feel better than if I just keep them in
    constantly. I have tried this and it has proven to be true. But would
    me just switching to another pair of lenses work too. This would also
    go back to my previous question where maybe I can have a second pair of
    lenses and alternate every day with them so I always have a fresh pair
    but I change the lenses now every 28 days instead of 14 cause I only
    wear each pair of lenses every other day.
    KeithF40, Jul 14, 2006
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  2. KeithF40

    Dom Guest

    If you end up wearing the lenses for the same total number of hours over
    the 28 day period you don't really gain any advantage with your proposed

    If you only want to wear lenses for 2 days a week then you're probably
    better off with daily disposables - assuming you aren't sleeping in them
    on the Saturday night.

    The worry with leaving lenses in the case is that the disinfecting
    solution tends to go a little 'stale'. This is why I always suggest that
    my 1-2day/week patients wear daily disposables, as they get plenty of
    oxygen on the other 5-6 days.

    Dom, Jul 14, 2006
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  3. KeithF40

    KeithF40 Guest

    I was just using the twice a week as an example. I wear my contacts
    every day. But if I did wear them just twice a week would my proposed
    plan work. Thanks.
    KeithF40, Jul 14, 2006
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