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Can you tell me if i could wear contact lenses while I have pink eye

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
Family Medicine 24 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 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 26 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: If you have used either with pink eye then throw them away.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Not a good idea. Wait until the eye clears up, maybe 3-4 days.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Stop contact wear: If you have redness and pain you should not be wearing contacts. Remove them and see an eye doctor immediately.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Contacts: If your symptoms have completely resolved, contact should be ok. However, after viral pink eye you may develop other problems that
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
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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