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Can I wear contact lenses with pink eye

A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
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
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ask your eye doctor: Infectious conjunctivitis can be caused by or made worse by contact lens wear. If you were placed on prescription eye medication for the condition, yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
33 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
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
A female asked:
Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Once : Once your symptoms are completely resolved and your therapy to treat the condition is done than you should be ok to go back to wearing contact lenses.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: If you have used either with pink eye then throw them away.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Till it's over: Your doctor should instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses until your pink eye has completely resolved. Whether viral or bacterial, the critt... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: If you were using the contacts when you developed pink eye, they must be disposed of, along with your case and bottle of cleaning solution.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
Better Not: Better to wear your glasses till the infection is cleared. Contacts may irritate your eyes.