I have a question. I normally wear PureVision (one Toric) soft lenses
. I recently stopped wearing them for about two months since I ran through my prescription faster than expected. I eventually got some more and wore them continuously for maybe three weeks. I do sleep in these (though I tend to remove them over the weekends for at least a day or two). I recently learned I have to have a huge invasive eye exam, about as comprehensive as you can get. As in, they quoted me it'll be about two hours long (though I assume that includes dilation). Anyway, they also say not to wear my lenses for 30 days prior. I didn't get this memo early enough.
I immediately stopped wearing my lenses, but this exam is a do-or-die thing. I cannot afford to wait 30 days due to circumstances beyond my control. I understand wearing soft lenses thickens the epithilium, but I've also heard that silicone hydrogel users' epithilium can return to normal in as little as a week.
Like I said, I'm definitely not going to be able to spare 30 days, this exam must happen, and the sooner the better. I'm currently looking at about a week of glasses
time but I'm understandably anxious. I need this exam to go well ASAP and I very much want to know what is the best guess as to the minimum time you would imagine I could 'get away with' not wearing the contacts in order to give them an acceptable result (for whatever it is they're looking for).