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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. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts while applying stye medication?

Can you wear contacts while applying stye medication?

Contacts and meds: I discourage wearing contact lenses while using ocular medications. You may wear your glasses until the treatment has been completed. The medication can coat and damage the contact lenses, there may be increased risk of corneal infection with an active lid infection, which would be another reason to discontinue contact lens wear. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small stye on my upper waterline, and I wear contacts daily. Is it ok to still wear them?

I woke up with a small stye on my upper waterline, and I wear contacts daily. Is it ok to still wear them?

Stye: Best to not use the contact lens until this issue is resolved so that you do not spread the infection to your cornea, particularly if there is a stapn infection in your eye lid. You may need a topical antibiotic and warm dry compresses. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't I wear contacts if I have a stye on my eyelid?

Why shouldn't I wear contacts if I have a stye on my eyelid?

Infection: There's no solid study that I know of demonstrating higher rate of infection, but theoretically there might be a higher abundance of bacteria that you would think would make it riskier for possible infection. ...Read more

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My stye has shrunk, no more bump, it doesn't hurt anymore, but it still has a white little spot on it. Is it healed? Can I wear contacts now?

Contacts OK: Your description is that of a well healed stye. There should be no conflict with contact lense wear which you can start whenever you want. ...Read more

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How long does a stye stays on your eye? Can you wear contacts while having a stye?

Variable time: Styes last a variable time depending upon your body's resistance, what treatment you administer and issues such as your age and environment. Recommended is the use of frequent very warm (not hot) soaks up to 5 times per day. Antibiotics are not helpful in most cases. If a stye persists after this treatment for more than a week, then see your ophthalmologist. You can wear contacts during this. ...Read more

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I have a stye on my lower eyelid. I am a truck driver's wife, am in the truck. No access to warn compresses or any meds til fri still wear contactS?

I have a stye on my lower eyelid. I am a truck driver's wife, am in the truck. No access to warn compresses or any meds til fri still wear contactS?

Contact wear OK: Styes are in the substance of the lid and the infection they contain will only leak onto the eye if they are very large, pus filled and leak. Most are small and cannot interact with a contact, so you may wear yours. If the eye gets red, painful, or the vision changes, then remove the lens until you get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have had a stye for 3 months, greatly improved but still very noticeable, doesn't hurt but is very ugly, y can't I wear contacts? It doesn't hurt my eye when I eat contacts but I'm wondering if it makes my eye worse.

Chalazion: Your stye has probably transposed into a chalazion- a cystic nodule in the lid where the stye once was. This can be removed in an office procedure by your ophthalmologist. In the meantime, there is no reason why you cannot wear contact lenses as they will not aggravate or cause a stye ...Read more

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Small stye on upper lid for 3 weeks now. Using hot compress and erythromycin cream. Stye remains unchanged. What do I do? Can I wear contacts?

Have it re-evaluated: 3 weeks is a long time to continue to have a stye after appropriate warm compressions. Have it re-evaluated in person by a healthcare professional. In the meantime, I would not use contact lenses until the stye is addressed. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts while having sty?

Bad idea: A sty is a bacterial infection of a gland close to the eye. Manipulating a contact lens may rupture the sty and spread the bacteria across the cornea ...Read more

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Can you wear a contacts with a stye that is on the eyelid?

Yes: The stye is separate from the eye and unless the stye is disgorging pus, you can safely wear the lenses. Hopefully you are applying regular heat to the eye to help get rid of the stye. ...Read more

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I put my contact lense on for like a minute and I think I have stye but after that minute I took my contact right out can I still wear my contacts?

See answer: It's not a good idea to wear contacts if you have a sty. If you are questioning wether or not that contact is contaminated, it's not so long as the sty wasn't open and draining. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My stye popped on it owns what can I do to make sure all the liquid comes out? How can I clean it? How long should I wait before putting on contacts?

Warm compress: Apply warm compress with moderate pressure. Do not attempt to squeeze it between your nails. Use warm water with baby shampoo to clean it. You should wait until the surface healed up completely with no more drainage before resuming contact lens. ...Read more

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Can you wear make up if you have a stye?

Can you wear make up if you have a stye?

No: Clean the make up off. Heat the eyelid for ten minutes at a time then try to squeeze out the built up oil inside. If you can't get it to drain, see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) for possible surgical removal. Make up can clog up the opening of the oil drainage canal and make your problem worse. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more