Taking out your contacts at the end of a long day can feel like a challenge. And if you're already under the covers when you realize you still have them on, it might start to seem like an unnecessary challenge. What's the worst that can happen? you ask yourself, as you shut your eyes and surrender to exhaustion.
结束了漫长一天，这时候取出隐形眼镜似乎是个挑战 。如果你钻进被窝后发现还戴着隐形眼镜，那可能会觉得取出来并无必要 。能糟糕到哪儿去呢，你自问道，而后闭上双眼，臣服于一天的疲倦 。
Well, here's the thing. Sleeping in your contacts is actually way worse for your eyes than you can imagine.
Vita Eye Clinic in North Carolina made this crystal clear by posting photos on Facebook of what can happen when you don't take out your contact lenses before bed. The disturbing images show a patient's eye being taken over by a Pseudomonas ulcer. Pseudomonas bacterium "explosively eats away at the patient's cornea in a matter of days leaving a soupy, necrosis (dead tissue) in its wake," the eye clinic's post says.
北卡罗来纳州的维塔眼科诊所（Vita Eye Clinic）在脸书上发了几张照片，明确表明睡前不取出隐形眼镜的后果 。这些令人不安的照片显示，一位患者的眼睛感染了假单胞菌溃疡 。假单胞菌细菌"在几日内飞速吞噬患者的眼角膜，而后导致组织浓稠、坏死，"该眼科诊所的脸书发文如是说 。
Pseudomonas ulcers "are a direct result of sleeping in contact lenses," the Facebook post says. Pseudomonas bacterium "is an important cause of ocular morbidity, and its opportunistic characteristics quickly lead to permanent blindness," the post says.
假单胞菌溃疡"是戴隐形眼镜入睡的直接结果，"该脸书账号发文写道 。假单胞菌细菌"是眼部疾病的重要原因，其机会致病性特征很快就会导致永久性失明，"该发文称 。
"I sleep in my contacts all the time and I've never had a problem." As an eye doctor, I literally hear this daily..
"我一直都戴着隐形眼镜睡觉，从未出过问题 。"我是名眼科医生，每天都会听到这种说法 。
Patrick Vollmer, the optometrist who treated the patient featured in the post wrote that he'd treated the condition three previous times at the eye clinic the patient ended up at. He urged readers to know the risks associated with sleeping in contact lenses.
帕特里克·沃尔默（Patrick Vollmer）是一名验光师，也是本帖患者的治疗医师，他写道，在这位患者来到诊所前，类似的情况他已经处理过3起了 。他敦促读者了解戴隐形眼镜入睡的风险 。
The Facebook post says, "'I sleep in my contacts all the time, and I've never had a problem.' As an eye doctor, I literally hear this daily...To be very clear, I don't ever recommend sleeping in any brand of SOFT contact lenses. The risks outweigh the benefits every time. It takes seconds to remove your contacts but a potential lifetime of irreversible damage if you choose to leave them in. People need to see these images and remind themselves/family/friends to also be aware of contact lens misuse."
他在脸书上写道，"'我一直戴着隐形眼镜入睡，从未出过问题 。'作为一名眼科医生，我每天都听到这样的话……为清楚起见，我不建议戴软式隐形眼镜入睡，任何品牌都不建议 。因为这样做的风险大于益处 。只需几秒钟你就能取下隐形眼镜，但如果不取入睡，其造成的不可逆转的伤害可能会耗费你的一生 。人们需要看到这些照片，提醒他们/家人/朋友不要错误使用隐形眼镜 。"