Why Is It Important To Remove Contacts Every Day?

Question: Why is it important to remove contacts every day?

Answer: You should be wearing your contacts according to your eye doctor's instructions. Daily wear contacts should never be worn at night while sleeping and should never be worn for more than a day at a time. When you do this, you increase your risk of infection or of damaging the surface of the eye. Sometimes that damage can actually be permanent. So if you accidentally leave your contacts in and you notice redness, itching or drainage, you should have an eye specialist or physician examine that eye.