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Doctor insights on: Can Contact Lenses Cause Styes

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Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again?

Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again?

Stye: Styes have not been associated with contact lens wear. Styes are related to blepharitis, so please see your eye doctor for consideration of treatment of your condition, if present.

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If I clean contact lens after I have a stye can I reuse?

If I clean contact lens after I have a stye can I reuse?

No: For goodness sakes, throw it away and use a new one. The contaminated one has pathogenic bacteria on it. Also throw away the case and the bottle of contact lens cleaning solution.

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When can you safely wear a contact lens after having a stye?

When can you safely wear a contact lens after having a stye?

When its gone: When there is no swelling, redness or discomfort, you can resume contact lens wear. Be sure to start with a new contact, case and bottle of cleaning solution.

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Help please! Could contact lenses affect a stye?

Help please! Could contact lenses affect a stye?

Contacts and styes: If a stye is present in your eyelid, it may make wearing your contact lens uncomfortable in that eye. The contact will not typically make it worse, but don't wear the lens if it doesn't feel good to have it in.

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How long after a stye bursts can you wear contact lenses?

Soon: You can resume your contact lens 1-2 days after depends on the irritation and condition. Please continue heat pack and baby shampoo eye lash wash.

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Is it possible for you to wear contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: As long as the eye itself is not affected by a stye, then it's ok to wear a contact lens. However, the stye may cause the contact to be uncomfortable. In that case, it's better to wear your backup glasses until the eyelid infection is gone.

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Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: The stye is in the lid and unless very large or causing changes on the surface of the eye, you can successfully continue to wear your contacts. Meanwhile use frequent heat applications to get the stye under control. See your ophthalmologist if the stye is persistent.

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I have a stye which has burst and is fading away. Can I wear the monthly contact lenses I wore before the stye? What will happen if I do?

No problem: The stye, on the lid, is well isolated from the surface of the eye unless actively discharging pus. Yours is fading away and that indicates your body and immune system has got the upper hand. You can wear your contact lenses as long as the eye itself is not getting red or painful.

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I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

We can't cross-: Reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there.

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I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?

I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?

Yes, probably: The best initial treatment for a stye is warm compresses applied several times a day. Contacts are OK, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before/after. Avoid eye make-up, as you can contaminate it, making infection more likely when you use the make-up again. If you experience pain, vision changes, sensitivity to light, a sandy/gritty sensation or discharge from your eye, seek immediate care

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I have a sty in my eye help me to get rid of it please it occours again and agin in 15 days. Ican contact lenses cause sty?

Flax Seed Oil: Styes are the result of poor lid conditions. When you shower, make sure you wash your face and with the shampoo also gently wash your eyes (closed). Take flax seed oil 3-4000 mg daily and do warm compresses twice daily for 10 minutes at a time.

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My stye is going away can I put my contacts lenses now?

Stye: Would advise waiting until the stye is gone. The contact lens could feel uncomfortable in your eye if the stye is still there.

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film.

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What causes rid of a stye?

What causes rid of a stye?

Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure.

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Do styes cause blepharitis?

Do styes cause blepharitis?

Usually it's just th: Opposite! Blepharitis can be a cause of plugged meibomian glands (stye). So make sure to manage your blepharitis with warm compresses each morning.

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Can I wear contacts with a stye?

Can I wear contacts with a stye?

Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, it may be uncomfortable to wear contacts. Try hot compresses three times a day for 5 minutes. If the stye persists, contact your local ophthalmologist.

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What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

Stye: An internal hordeolum is caused by a blocked oil gland in the eyelid which becomes infected. The common name is a stye. These are treated with warm compresses and topical antibiotic, such as bacitracin. They typically clear in 2-3 weeks. If they do not clear, sometimes styes need to be drained.

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What I do if you wear contacts and get a stye?

What I do if you wear contacts and get a stye?

Warm compresses: A style is essentially congested or plugged up oil glands on the eyelids. The heat will unplug the oil glands.

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Is it okay to wear contacts when a stye is ending?

Is it okay to wear contacts when a stye is ending?

Try to avoid: In general, it's best to try to avoid wearing contact while there is any active infectious or inflammatory condition of the eye or eyelids. In addition, medications used to treat these conditions are often not compatible with contact lenses.