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January 13, 2014 10:25 AM Subscribe
Are contact lens lifetimes based on time worn or time since opening the packet? I wear soft toric two-week lenses
twice a week for sport, for about two hours each time. Since the lenses are rated for two weeks, that means four uses per lens, even though they could theoretically be worn eight hours a day, every day. Naturally, I'd like to wear the lenses for longer *cough cough* and sometimes do *cough cough*
, since this seems rather wasteful and they work perfectly well after the two weeks are up. Is the lifetime based on how long they've been open or on how long they've been worn? If the latter, does it sound sensible to wear them a while longer?
posted by katrielalex to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Required notes: I'm diligent about cleaning the lenses, storing them in fresh solution, discarding them if they get damaged, and so on. YANAD, YANMD and I promise to take all guidance with a grain of salt and a healthy handful of common sense.