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can i wear contacts with a stye

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Warm compresses: A style is essentially congested or plugged up oil glands on the eyelids. The heat will unplug the oil glands.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
Try to avoid: In general, it's best to try to avoid wearing contact while there is any active infectious or inflammatory condition of the eye or eyelids. In additio ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alice Epitropoulos
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts and meds: I discourage wearing contact lenses while using ocular medications. You may wear your glasses until the treatment has been completed. The medication ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye: Best to not use the contact lens until this issue is resolved so that you do not spread the infection to your cornea, particularly if there is a sta ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
As long as: The contact lens feels comfortable while in. Continue using warm compresses to the affected lid.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Wait a while: I would recommend waiting until all redness and discomfort goes away to start wearing contact lenses again.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Infection: There's no solid study that i know of demonstrating higher rate of infection, but theoretically there might be a higher abundance of bacteria that you ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts OK: Your description is that of a well healed stye. There should be no conflict with contact lense wear which you can start whenever you want.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable time: Styes last a variable time depending upon your body's resistance, what treatment you administer and issues such as your age and environment. Recommen ... Read More
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