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When Can I Start Wearing My Contacts Again When I Have Had Pink Eye
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
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
I have pink eye and the Dr gave me drops for them how long til it clears up and can I put my contacts back in if I disinfected them after it clears up?
Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. It can take 12h-3d for sx to appear and takes 2wks to resolve. Avoid contact lenses with any red eye as can lead to worsening infection and scar tissue on cornea. eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more
What happens if I accidently use pink eye medicine while still having my contacts on? Can I still use the contacts?
Probably little: A good general rule is that if your eyes become red to any degree, you should remove your contacts. The addition of 'pink eye " medication, whatever that might be, probably makes no difference one way or another. You should remove the contacts, clean them thoroughly and wait for the redness to go away. Then you can rewear the contacts. ...Read more
I had pink eye sunday morning and began med drops the same morning, can i wear a new pair of contacts today? Iv been using the drops every 6 hours
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated. ...Read more
My eyes are soo itchy , but it's not pink eye & i wear contacts. Could that have something to do with it?
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?
My eye got really red after taking off my contacts last night now I have pink eye , what drug store eye drops can I buy to help this ?
Severe pink eye 3 wks ago. Eyes dry at night and a little crusty in AM still. How long til it gets better? can I wear contacts? Makeup?
Pink eye: If you can send a photo that may help us see if you had epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) and residual scar tissue. Consult with us to determine if it is safe to go back to your contact lenses: depends if you had EKC. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pink eye, but all symptoms are gone except itchiness in two days of using medicine. Is this normal? When can I wear contacts again?
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
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