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A 46-year-old member asked:

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Naphcon is an effective anti-histamine and can be used while wearing the lenses. Be sure that the symptoms you are experiencing are from allergy and not infection. So if the eye hurts, gets more than a little red, or the vision drops, then see your ophthalmologist first after taking out the lens to eliminate a problem.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Usually: As long as you are certain that what you are treating is allergic, than you can use naphcon-a even while wearing the lenses. However it is a good rule of thumb to prevent any problems, to remove your contact lenses whenever an eye gets any degree of redness.
A 35-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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.
Randallstown, MD
A 20-year-old female asked:

Can I use contact solution as eye drops if i don't have any?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not advisable: The contact lens solutions vary in component ingredients. Often used are the multipurpose solutions that clean, disinfect, and are used for rinsing & storing. Although not harmful to use in the eye, they do not contain good lubricating quality ingredients.. It's best to use contact lens friendly lubricating eye drops for routine usage in dry eye related conditions.

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