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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

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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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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?

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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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