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Is It Okay To Wear Expired Contact Lenses?

In general, it is not recommended or considered okay to wear expired contact lenses.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires medical device (contact lenses are classified as medical devices) to have an expiration date where the conditions during manufacturing will remain with the package for a certain timeframe, usually up to three years.

For that reason, contact lens companies don't guarantee sterility after the expiration date.

Wearing expired or old contacts can lead to diseases and disorders of the eye that can lead to temporary or permanent loss of vision.

If you wear expired contacts due to price, make sure you use our site to find the lowest prices available. You can often find the same lenses for a fraction of what you normally pay.

If you have questions about the expiration date of your lenses, please reach out to the contact lens manufacturer or your eye doctor.

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