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What about continuous wear contact lenses?

Silicone hydrogel materials have dramatically increased the permeability (or ‘breathability’) of contact lenses. In some situations, this allows for overnight lens wear for periods of up to one month. However, not all patients are suited for this modality of wear, and the risk of complication (including infection) remain higher for continuous wear than for daily wear. It is critical that you work with your optometrist to ensure that your continuous wear experience is positive; in this case, it’s far better to ask for permission than for forgiveness!

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