A 34-year-old member asked:
can you tell me if i could wear contact lenses while i have pink eye?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
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 infection to occur. Hang in there without the lens until the condition clears.
Answered on Jun 15, 2014
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