A 58-year-old female asked:
Can contacts be worn comfortably when being treated for glaucoma with eye drops.
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Glaucoma drops do not change the power of the eye nor the surface architecture so for most contacts can continue to be worn. A few might have some changes in the tear volume which will either need supplementation or a change in the wear schedule. Hopefully the drops are doing the job for you.
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Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Many patients have no problem with contact lens wear and using drops to treat glaucoma. It is important that the drops not be used while wearing the cl. Drops should be administered at least 5 minutes before inserting the cl.
5.3k viewsReviewed Oct 29, 2020
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Usually: Most of the time this should not be a problem, especially if the drops are only once or twice a day.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 29, 2020
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