Overnight Contacts Carry Unforseen Eye Risks

Publication: The Health Journal (Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Published on: July 1, 2015
Description: With overnight contact lenses, also known as corneal molds, you can improve your vision all day long simply by wearing the lenses while you sleep. These medical devices, though, carry health risks such as infections that can destroy your vision.

Tags: orthokeratology, corneal refractive therapy, overnight contact lenses, corneal molds, eye infection, bacteria, fungus, cornea transplant, vision loss, health risks

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The Health Journal, Overnight Contact Lenses, Shawn Radcliffe, print

As with traditional contact lenses, proper hygiene and care of the lenses can reduce the risk of eye infections. But wearing contact lenses overnight may increase these potential problems.