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Posted on Feb 4, 2018

Should You Even Be Allowed To Wear Contact Lenses?

Sometimes, you just gotta nap without taking out your lenses.

  1. 1. Do you ever sleep in your contacts?

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1. Do you ever sleep in your contacts?
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    Never
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    Only for naps sometimes
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    OK, sure, sometimes I'm too lazy to take them out before bed, but not ALWAYS
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    Yup, pretty much always

Okay, but should you sleep in your contacts?

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  1. 2. Do you always wash your hands before you take out your contacts?

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2. Do you always wash your hands before you take out your contacts?
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    YES!!! What kind of nasty monster doesn't wash their hands before sticking their finger in their eye???
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    Sometimes, but no one's perfect
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    Nope ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Do you have to wash your hands, though?

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  1. 3. Do you take them out in random places when you need to?

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3. Do you take them out in random places when you need to?
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    Oh yeah, I'll do it wherever. My desk, on public transit, while hanging out with friends — if it's bugging me, it's coming out RIGHT NOW
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    If I don't have another choice, sure
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    No, I always make sure to find a place to wash my hands

Should you be down to take them out wherever?

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  1. 4. Do you use your contacts for as long as they're designed for (dailies for a day, monthlies for a month, etc.)?

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4. Do you use your contacts for as long as they're designed for (dailies for a day, monthlies for a month, etc.)?
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    Yes, duh
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    Sometimes I go a little overboard
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    No, I definitely try to get more use out of them

But does wearing them longer than they’re designed for really matter?

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  1. 5. Do you shower in your contacts?

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5. Do you shower in your contacts?
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    Yeah, why not?
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    Only when I absolutely need to
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    No, that's not good!!!

Okay, but you can totally shower in your contacts, right?

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  1. 6. How often do you change the solution in your contact lens case?

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6. How often do you change the solution in your contact lens case?
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    Every day
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    Every few days
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    Every week or so
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    When I remember to
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    Daily contact life, man

How often should you change it, though?

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  1. 7. When you change the solution, how thorough are you?

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7. When you change the solution, how thorough are you?
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    I usually top off what's already in there
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    I dump and refill it
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    I dump it, wash it, and then refill it — the whole shebang
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    I use dailies so I don't have to deal with this shit

How thorough do you need to be?

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  1. 8. How often do you change the case itself?

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8. How often do you change the case itself?
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    Every 3 months or so
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    Every 6 months or so
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    Uhh... whenever I remember to?
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    You're supposed to change the case?
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    Again, dailies

So, how often should you?

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  1. 9. Have you ever rinsed or stored your contacts in tap water when you didn't have solution?

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9. Have you ever rinsed or stored your contacts in tap water when you didn't have solution?
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    No!!!
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    Once or twice
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    Yeah, it's convenient

Is it that bad?

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  1. 10. Do you put your contacts in before or after you put on your makeup?

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10. Do you put your contacts in before or after you put on your makeup?
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    Before — otherwise I could accidentally smudge it
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    After — otherwise if I eff up my eye makeup and have to wipe it off, it's a huge hassle
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    I don't really care?
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    I don't wear makeup

Does the order matter?

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  1. 11. How about swimming in your contacts?

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11. How about swimming in your contacts?
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    Sure, why not?
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    GROSS, NO, DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S IN SWIMMING POOL WATER?

Oh boy, let's talk about swimming pools.

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  1. 12. When you drop a contact, do you always rinse it before putting it in?

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12. When you drop a contact, do you always rinse it before putting it in?
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    Yes!! Duh!! It'd be disgusting otherwise
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    Usually, unless I'm in a hurry
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    Nah, a quick blow and it's good to go
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    I don't even put it back in, that contact is dead to me now

You get the point by now, right?

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Btw, if you want to learn even more about *proper* contact lens use, check out these seemingly harmless but gross habits you should definitely stop ASAP.

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