How Long Do Contact Lenses Last?
There are many different types and brands of contact lenses, but each has an expiration date. Wearing contacts longer than prescribed could lead to eye irritation or could even cause an eye infection. Your local optometrists at North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park can help you find the best contact lenses that fit your needs.
Contact Lenses Will Expire
The expiration period will vary depending on the brand and type of contact lenses that you choose. This is a breakdown of when you should replace your contacts based on the type:
Daily disposable lenses are worn once before you throw them away.
Extended wear contacts can be worn for up to 30 days. Some can even be worn overnight for up to 6 nights.
Planned replacement lenses have a set schedule for when your contacts are replaced. The schedule could be every 2 weeks, monthly, or even quarterly.
Whatever type of contacts you wear, your eye doctor will inform you of the best schedule for replacing your contacts. Wearing expired contacts is one of the leading causes of eye infections. This is because your contact lens will start to break down after the approved wear time. Once the lenses begin to break down, this allows things like microorganisms, allergens, and more to enter the lens.
Schedule A Visit with Your Eye Doctor Today
Contact lenses should be worn only as per the instructions of your optometrist. At North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park, your eye health is important to us. Call our optometry care office today at 707-584-7294 to schedule your contact lens fitting. One of our qualified optometrists will help you find the right contact lenses that fit your needs. Schedule your appointment today with North Bay Optometric Vision Center.