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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for use while contact lenses are still in?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes: There is no problem with applying this moderately effective anti-histamine onto your eye even though a contact lens is in place.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Not while in eyes: Do not use any drops that are not specifically labeled a safe to use when your contacts are in your eyes. Naphcon can be used occasionally when the lenses are not in.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 24, 2013
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