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Can you tell me if i could wear contact lenses while I have 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: If you have used either with pink eye then throw them away.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not a good idea. Wait until the eye clears up, maybe 3-4 days.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Stop contact wear: If you have redness and pain you should not be wearing contacts. Remove them and see an eye doctor immediately.
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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 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 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 77-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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