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I have always been told that you should not wear contacts overnight. Is it safe to wear these lenses overnight?

It is generally not recommended to wear contact lenses overnight. By doing so, the cornea doesn’t receive the amount of oxygen it requires to maintain optimal health, thus increasing the risk of eye irritation and infections. However, the high oxygen permeability characteristics of the AIR OPTIX® Night and Day Aqua contact lenses are designed to be worn continuously, even while napping and sleeping, as determined by your eye care professional. The lenses are FDA-approved for daily wear and extended wear for up to 30 nights.

If I have a prescription for AIR OPTIX® Aqua, can I order AIR OPTIX Night and Day or do I need a new prescription?

Since the contact lens materials and parameters are different between the two lenses, the actual fit, comfort, and vision may vary from one lens to the next. It is recommended that you receive a new fitting specific for the AIR OPTIX Night and Day Aqua.

What should I do if my contact lenses start to irritate my eyes?

This is usually just dryness and can be easily resolved by a re-wetting drop that can be bought OTC. Your eye care professional can recommend the best one for you. If the irritation is moderate to severe, there might be something caught under the lens. It is then best to remove the lens and give it a good clean before re-inserting. If the irritation is prolonged after this,, see your eye care professional.

Should I wear contact lenses while playing sports?

For individuals who are active in sports, contact lenses offer many advantages over eyeglasses.

  1. no concern about the frame breaking, possibly causing an eye injury
  2. no concern for the lenses fogging up while sweating and affecting performance
  3. contact lenses provide an unobstructed view for better peripheral vision (no frame edge in view) allowing you to react faster to other players and objects in your side vision
  4. contact lenses remain stable when running, allowing for more accurate and stable vision as opposed to glasses that can bounce on the nose