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How Long To Wait To Wear Contacts After Viral Pink Eye
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated. ...Read more
I was told I had viral pink eye on March 3. I am wanting to wear contacts again. Should it be safe to do so?
What is an opthamologist looking for to confirm viral pink eye is gone and its now safe to wear your contacts?
Till it's over: Your doctor should instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses until your pink eye has completely resolved. Whether viral or bacterial, the critters causing your pink eye can survive on your contacts and reinfect you. Better yet, throw out that pair and start a fresh pair after your pink eye has resolved. But don't start wearing contact lenses again until after your pink eye has resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do I have to wait after pink eye seems cleared up before i can wear contacts? Can i wear them as soon as i don't have any more itchiness from the pink eye, or do I need to wait longer?
Once : Once all symptoms of conjunctivits (pink eye) are clear, contact lens wear can usually be resumed. Old contacts, contact lens case, and solution should be discarded to minimize risk of re-infection. Redness, pain, blurred vision, watery or mucous discharge are common symptoms of pink eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1year3month old boy had a viral pink eye 6month back.cured in 2 days.came back today again after 6 months.is it OK?or any other possibility
Pink Eye: First you have to make sure it is Pink eye, there are a lot of other conditions that looks like a simple conjunctivitis. Usually it is a simple infection and does not cause any problems or chronic conditions, when it is recurrent you need to make sure it is not dust allergy, or sun sensitivity to name a few so definitely see your doctor if its coming back, To Good Health Dr. Parisa ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to: 2 weeks, usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
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