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can I wear contact lenses with pink eye

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a good idea: The eye needs unobstructed flow of tears to combat infections like pink eye. Wearing a contact can inhibit this and possibly encourage other types of ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Conjunctivitis can spread quickly from one eye to the other. Therefore you should not wear contact lenses at all until the infection is clear. Conti ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, i recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disp ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Contact lenses: Although wearing contacts while experiencing allergic conjunctivitis will not contaminate the lenses or be dangerous, you might find them more uncomfo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You may be having a reaction to the contacts or the contact lens solution. It should be pretty easy to sort out with an exam.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts: If your symptoms have completely resolved, contact should be ok. However, after viral pink eye you may develop other problems that
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Things we look for: We look to make sure you are not tearing and contagious, and that there is no evidence of white spots in your cornea (which can cause light sensitivit ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: If you can send a photo that may help us see if you had epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) and residual scar tissue. Consult with us to determine if ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. El sherif omar Shafie
Specializes in Urgent Care
Conjunctivitis: No contacts for one week, itching can be normal with pink eye unless you also have allergies! Continue antibiotics drops for 24 hrs after your eyes f ... Read More

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