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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon. This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. Read more...

Yesterday found out I have acute allergic conjunctivitis in my right eye. I was prescribed tobrex (tobramycin). Wondering when can I wear my contacts.?

24 hrs afte clearing. Tobrex (tobramycin) is for infection and not for an allergic reaction. It is also unusual for allergic reaction to involve just one eye. It is only prudent to make sure that your eye has completely recovered before wearing your contact lens again. Read more...
Wait. Tobrex (tobramycin) is an antibiotic used for bacterial eye infections. I recommend discontinuing contact lenses until your infection is resolved, usually 7-10 days. Now if you truly have an allergic conjunctivitis, then you are on the wrong medication. If you have goopy, sticky discharge and only have itchy watery eyes with scant stringy discharge, then i'd use otc zaditor™ twice daily for symptom control. Read more...

How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

Dry eye vs allergy. Dry eye typically feels scratchy, irritated, like something is in your eye, light sensitive. Allergies in the eye typically causes itchiness in the eye. Read more...
Examination. Both conditions can cause the eyes to feel irritated. Allergies frequently have itching. Both can cause a goopy tear. Dry eye disease can make allergic conjunctivitis worse. They look very different and distinct on exam. Get an eye exam to get the correct diagnosis-- treatments are very different. Read more...

Which allergy pills are better for someone with allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes?

? Any of the 2nd generation less sedating antihistamines would do, can't tell which one would work in your case, but if it works, you need to take it regularly, read the labels carefully. You ultimately need to see your doctor / ophthalmologist as you mentioned dryness and redness too which can be something else other than just allergies, meanwhile use lubricant aye drops/artificial tears. Read more...