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Is it okay to wear contacts if I take drops for eye pressure?

Is it okay to wear contacts if I take drops for eye pressure?

Yes: Best to remove the contacts and wait for a few minutes after instilling the drops before putting the contacts back in. Otherwise, the contacts can soak up the medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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Is it possible for me to wear my contacts while using antibiotic eye drops?

Is it possible for me to wear my contacts while using antibiotic eye drops?

Probably not: We always recommend that any patient with an active eye infect not wear any contact lenses while on rx. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Contacts: Yes. It is ok to use eye drops for dry eye when wearing contact lenses. If you are concerned about it, there are specific drops available over-the-counter specifically made of contact lens patients. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take redness relief eye drops when you have pink eye?

Is it safe to take redness relief eye drops when you have pink eye?

Bad idea: These drops will only mask the infection and can result in rebound redness with prolonged use. Use chilled artificial tears in addition to any other drop deemed necessary by your doctor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed oloflaxacin eye drops for a corneal tear. If i dont use them what happens to my eye?

I was prescribed oloflaxacin eye drops for a corneal tear. If i dont use them what happens to my eye?

Increases infection : The drops are being used prophylacticly to prevent infection, so not using them would increase the risk. ...Read more

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If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more

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I will be wearing my contact lenses10-12hours daily for a month but i put blink eyedrops for contact lenses,is it okay?

I will be wearing my contact lenses10-12hours daily for a month but i put blink eyedrops for contact lenses,is it okay?

Depends: If they are extended wear contacts designed for that much wear each day, should not be problem. If not, can you take them out when you should, and wear glasses? Moisturizing eye drops are ok, but it is oxygen that your eyes need and why wearing lenses too long can be harmful to your eyes. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?

I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?

Not a problem: If the eyedrops you have used indicate that they can be used with contacts, that means they will not harm the lenses. And of course they are in contact with the eyes. Therefore they can be used whether or not you are wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more

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I wear soft contacts everyday, is it okay to use eye mo drops while my contacts are still on?

I wear soft contacts everyday, is it okay to use eye mo drops while my contacts are still on?

Yes: You can use artificial tears with your contact lenses in. If you have to use prescription topical eye meds, then you need to take them out for 5-10 minutes when you apply the drops. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?

De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to the vision. Sometimes children are treated for amblyopia and a contact lens is placed in the weaker eye and needs to be worn all the time to improve vision permanently. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use antibiotic eye drops if I think I have pink eye?

Is it safe to use antibiotic eye drops if I think I have pink eye?

Have an exam: Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be contaminated or expired. Some of the preparations have steroids in them, and you can cause some serious damage if you are potentially treating the wrong condition. Best to be examined by an eye md for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts even if your vision is good?

Is it okay to wear contacts even if your vision is good?

Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do not share contacts with others, as tears can be a source of infectious diseases. Also, smoking and wearing contact lenses over night increases the risk of infections and corneal ulcers. ...Read more

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Would it be okay for me to use old pinkeye eye drops?

Would it be okay for me to use old pinkeye eye drops?

No: Drops sitting in your cabinet start to go bad within 30 days of opening them. What is the medication? If the pink eye is viral, then an antibiotic won't treat it. If it was artificial tears for comfort, then probably ok, but you could potentially infect yourself with a dormant virus. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

No problem: You probably wonder if such lenses will alter your color vision. The pigments in colored lenses are of very low density and will not alter color perception. The lenses otherwise are fit, and wear just like any other lenses and the risks are the same. ...Read more

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Is it fine to wear a glasses all the day if I am short sight person. Is better to wear contact lenses?

Is it fine to wear a glasses all the day if I am short sight person. Is better to wear contact lenses?

Doesn't matter: You can wear either - doesn't matter. It's really a matter of personal choice and appearance. Contacts require more discipline in hygiene ; routine however. I started wearing glasses - initially when necessary but then all the time - for near-sightedness around your age. It will take time for your eyes to adjust ; u may have headaches initially but that will pass. Contacts also require adjustment. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's ok to take pinkeye drops as a precaution?

Wondering if it's ok to take pinkeye drops as a precaution?

Promotes resistance: Use of prophylactic antibiotics unless prescribed by a physician increases the risk of developing resistant bacteria. It is not general practice to recommend use of antibiotic eye drops to prevent conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts while having sty?

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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