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Is it safe to sleep with my contact lenses in?

It is not safe to sleep with your contact lenses in. Extended wear of contact lenses is one of the greatest risk factors for developing corneal infections. Even if you haven't had a problem yet, it's kind of like gambling with the health of your eye. It only takes one episode that can have devastating complications. The risk of having an infection is about 10 to 15 times higher for someone who sleeps in their contact lenses.

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