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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 54 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.
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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 33 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between naphcon and naphcon-a eye drops?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Anti-allergic: Both drops contain a mild vasoconstrictor (naphazolamine) which can help whiten up allergically affected eyes. Naphcon-a, an alcon company brand name, also contains pheneramine, which is a mild anti-histamine. So plain naphcon can briefly eliminate the redness but does not treat anything while naphcon a can decrease the redness but also treat the allergy.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 7, 2018
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