Is It OK to Wear Expired Contact Lenses?

Answer

The Federal Drug Administration requires contact lenses to carry an expiration date to protect users. Soft lenses are usually okay to wear up to four years after their packaging date. Lenses are packaged in airtight containers that breaks down over time. This breakdown can lead to bacteria or other contaminants getting into the lenses. Using expired lenses can cause irritation or infection in the eye.
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