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    sleeping with contacts in?

    Long story! Basically I have a friend who rocked up at 7am this morning drunk as a skunk having lost her house keys, phone... everything! (I'm 30.. getting too old for this!) now I've forced her to nap while I sort it out trying to trace her whereabouts last night and phone around. BUT she has contacts in. Is that SO dangerous I should wake her up or will 3/4 hours napping be ok?
    I don't wear contact lenses so I have no idea. She desperately needs to sleep.

    Thank god im not working today.. this would be one of the more colourful excuses they've heard!

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    i personally would take them out.But i have seen on a review where i purchase my contacts from, where somebody said "They were so comfortable that i slept in them" oO

    Be fine. Not a good idea to sleep all night with them in but it happens. I have... People that ware contacts often nap in car or an afternoon on sofa with no trouble

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    Asked my husband as he wears them & he says it's a no unless extended wear ones - more info HERE

    Feeling your pain - I used to have a mate do this all the time!!
    Basically, it's not ideal to sleep in daily contacts - but are you sure that they're not the month long type that you can sleep in??

    As a wearer it shouldn't be done as there's a risk of an infection however I've woke up after many a late night with then still in. A bit of green gooey liquid in the eyes but no problems so far

    Worn lenses 30 years and often have slept for good hour no problem.

    It doesn't do u any favours to sleep with them in. I did it a few times in my younger days. I think it does depend on the type though. Personally I'd wake her.

    I've slept in them before it's ok as long as you don't do it regularly. A one off won't hurt.

    Wife slept in hers once and thought it was a miracle that she could see when she woke up. Split second later realised her contacts were still in, leave her to sleep for a while.

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    ChrisH007

    Feeling your pain - I used to have a mate do this all the … Feeling your pain - I used to have a mate do this all the time!!Basically, it's not ideal to sleep in daily contacts - but are you sure that they're not the month long type that you can sleep in??



    Thanks! Nah they're definitely dailies! Yeah shes not done it since we were students, was just being a bit of a fanny last night! Got in a car with a stranger/went to a casino! If I knew where she was I'd have gone and dragged her home. Me oh my! 10am... and I need a drink! Think I'll leave her a wee bit longer and then wake her!

    Thanks everyone!

    Nat_urally

    Thanks! Nah they're definitely dailies! Yeah shes not done it since we … Thanks! Nah they're definitely dailies! Yeah shes not done it since we were students, was just being a bit of a fanny last night! Got in a car with a stranger/went to a casino! If I knew where she was I'd have gone and dragged her home. Me oh my! 10am... and I need a drink! Think I'll leave her a wee bit longer and then wake her! Thanks everyone!


    Sounds like your friend needs to grow up, like you have, and stop trying to live the student life style and drag you down with her. Clearly You're a good friend.
    Edited by: "artnada" 12th Mar

    Happened to me every weekend haha its not dangerous, just dont forget to take em out in the morning....i forgot and thought i was cured! Seriously

    she'll just wake with dry / slightly red eyes

    not dangerous, just uncomfortable

    In a one off situation (because the issues are different for regular overnight wear) the real concern is how much the lenses might dry in the time they're in. Since they sit on the cornea they'll suck moisture from the front surface of the eye as they dry, and if they become dry and adhere to the eye then you could do damage as you take them out (i.e think along the lines of a corneal abrasion). I'd highly recommend an ocular lubricant (artificial tears) prior to lens removal to minimise the chance of any damage (and obviously not sleeping in contact lenses).

    She's drunk... She won't feel the pain!

    *NOTE* I do not live by this rule in all circumstances...
    Edited by: "Frenchmeister" 12th Mar

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    artnada

    Sounds like your friend needs to grow up, like you have, and stop trying … Sounds like your friend needs to grow up, like you have, and stop trying to live the student life style and drag you down with her. Clearly You're a good friend.



    Oh she most certainly does! She has a child! But when she's child free and goes out she just tries to be a student again. Now that we've sorted it all (I had to go collect her lost belongings while she slept) I'm angry! And I had a job interview yesterday I missed. Hey ho... hopefully the guilt is setting in right about now
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