Swimming in your contacts can cause eye infections, painful ulcers, and BLINDNESS.
There’s a scary little parasite called acanthamoeba that lives in water and loves warm wet places (read: your cornea underneath a contact lens). It can attach to your contact lenses and then discover that your cornea makes a hearty snack.
According to research, Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes!!! Holy blue-light exposure, Batman! Since high energy blue-light cause so many issues in the eyes and computers/cellphones have the highest concentration of blue-light, this stat is enough to make an eye doctor break out into hives.
There are so many reasons not to sleep in your contacts. But instead of pulling a "mom" and saying "because I said so," we are going to give you 4 huge reasons why you should NEVER sleep in your contacts.