A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have pink eye and started the antibiotic drops today, can i wear contacts tomorrow?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not a good idea. Wait until the eye clears up, maybe 3-4 days.
Answered on Jun 23, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Contacts never go in a red or infected eye!
Jun 23, 2015
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: if you wear contacts when you have an active eye infection, a small scratch on the cornea from insertion, the lens, a foreign body, etc. can get infected. A corneal infection can lead to loss of vision. The risk is small but since the consequences are so great, I would wait until the infection is gone and then start with fresh lenses just to be safe.
Answered on Oct 16, 2016
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