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Are monthly contact lenses really monthly if you don't wear them everyday

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twofalls Tue 16-Jun-09 12:51:10

Because of my prescription i can't wear Dailies (really bad astigmatism). Therefore i have to have them monthly but only wear them 2-3 times a week. Can I keep them for 2 months if i clean and store them properly? Optician tells me "no" but is that a financial thing rather than a health? Seems a lot of money for somethingI am not wearing every day.

Does anyone know?


StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Tue 16-Jun-09 12:56:30

I used to do it and never had a problem.

twofalls Tue 16-Jun-09 14:04:27

thanks stripey, I can't imagine there are any reasons why it wouldn't be OK.

RoseOfTheOrient Tue 16-Jun-09 14:13:37

no problem at all - I have monthlies, and wear them every day AND wear them for 2 months sometimes. My eyes are fine.

meep Tue 16-Jun-09 14:16:45

twofalls i'm the same as you - I have a huge stash of them now. I asked my optician and she said just to cancel teh direct debit for a couple of months then set it up again once I needed more.

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Tue 16-Jun-09 22:08:22

Oh and if you end up with too much solution you can sell it back to Specsavers. Guess other opticians do the same?

krugerparkrules Tue 16-Jun-09 22:18:20

i use mine much longer than one month, as like you i dont wear them every day .... they can keep for ages ..... you will feel on your eyes when they are no longer wearable ....

SweetApril Wed 17-Jun-09 16:14:34

I've done this and not had any problems. In fact, my optician suggested it as I don't wear lenses every day.

twofalls Wed 17-Jun-09 17:14:10

thanks everyone, i think my optician was proably told by the company to tell his customers that they had to throw them away after a month. I didn't believe him at the time!

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