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

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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.

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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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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.

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