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By wearing contacts lenses at night you greatly increase your risk of getting a serious corneal ulcer or otherwise damaging your eye. This is especially true if the contact lenses are not specifically designed and marketed for extended/overnight or full-time wear.
The occasional discomfort you are feeling can be thought as a "wake up call" from your Guardian Angel that you are doing something that you shouldn't be doing.......
This discomfort is probably a sign that you might have a micro scratch on your cornea, swelling of your eye or some other "sub-critical" damage to your cornea that, if it was just a little bit worse, or if conditions were a little bit difference, could blossom into a vision threatening corneal ulcer.
So. What is the take home message? Don't do this :(
At least try not to make a habit out of it....
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