How long can I wear the same contact lenses?

Do you wear contact lenses and try to extend the wear time of your lenses? For better or worse, a quick Google search will bring up many tips and tricks that may or may not work in a pinch. However, over-wear of your contacts could potentially lead to permanent damage to your cornea, and can increase the risk of serious eye infections and other injuries such as corneal ulcers and abrasions.

It is very important to know what the wear-time for your contacts is, and how to properly clean your contacts in order to reduce the risk of complications. If you aren’t certain about your wear time, contact your provider. The health of your eyes are important, and we’re happy to answer your questions.

Tired of dealing with contacts?

If you are interested in an alternative to contacts, we’re here to help. Glasses are always an option – or – ditch the prescriptions altogether and correct your vision surgically with LASIK or PRK.

Vision is one of our most precious senses that we must always protect!

Helen Mathews, COT, Clinic Director of Genstler Eye Center


Helen has been with Genstler Eye Center for over 12 years. She has her certification as an Ophthalmic Technician. She is tasked with the daily operation of running 3 very busy clinics and does it masterfully. Outside of working Helen enjoys taking vacation on the beach.