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Barbara Mellon


Can you get pink eye from wearing contacts too long?

Can wearing contact lenses too long cause pink eyes? Why?
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    Yes, of course. The contact lenses have its expiration periods, if you wear it too long, the function of sterilization will disappear, and the anti-virus function will go out. The contacts will be easy to get pollution from the outside environment, pink eyes will be happen. Pink eye is the common name of the disease infectious conjunctivitis. It is an acute infectious eye inflammation which possibly infected through articles contacts of patients, this disease would happen all the year around but especially find more in spring and summer in public places. Actually, it's easy to get but still have way to protect. Good health habit would prevent the bacteria or viruses pass through hands to eyes. Please washing hands before dinner and after toilet, pay attention your personal hygiene and make sure of frequently clean, to avoid using hands rubbing your eyes are also very important. In the disease prevalent season, please reduce the times go out to public gatherings and the antiviral eye drop is also useful after swimming. The contact lenses' clearance is very importance for your eyes protect.
  • Connor


    Wearing contact lenses can makes you feel much better than glasses. But there are some risks associated with the use of contact lenses as follows: 1. Use contact lenses can easily get corneal ulcers for those people who wearing contact lenses overnight, and it can makes your eyes feel burning and itching. 2. According to science research, wearing contact lenses also can cause eye infection, such as herpes, bacteria and microbes. 3. Incorrect ways of wearing contact lenses also can cause pink eyes. So, please do not keep contact lenses in for a long period of time if your eyes are not used to it, chose the brand contact lenses and wearing it in the correct way to avoid the risks associated with the use of contact lenses.
  • Tyler george


    Well, yes indeed, sometimes, and some people will get pink eyes if they wear contact lenses. This is basically due to some possible reasons. For example, since there will be some eye discharge and external bacteria exposed to your eyes and you haven't cleaned and kept your contacts on a regular basis. Also, some people are originally not supposed to wear contacts, and sometimes if you wear them for much too long in a day, both could lead to pink eyes. Just avoid doing these, and maybe you are good to go.