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When can I start wearing my contacts again when I have had pink eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: When better

You should wait until the condition responds which means the redness is almost gone, the eye feels fine and the vision is normalized.

In brief: When better

You should wait until the condition responds which means the redness is almost gone, the eye feels fine and the vision is normalized.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Melissa Neal
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infection Cleared

Ophthalmologist get this question alot.
If you are a contact lens wearer who develops a red eye, it is important to see an eye doctor to make sure you do not have a ulcer on the cornea. If you have seen an eye physician and he/she confirms pink eye, then you should not start contact lens wear until your eyes are not red. Be sure to start wear with a new solution, contact case and contacts.

In brief: Infection Cleared

Ophthalmologist get this question alot.
If you are a contact lens wearer who develops a red eye, it is important to see an eye doctor to make sure you do not have a ulcer on the cornea. If you have seen an eye physician and he/she confirms pink eye, then you should not start contact lens wear until your eyes are not red. Be sure to start wear with a new solution, contact case and contacts.
Dr. Melissa Neal
Dr. Melissa Neal
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