Can I wear contacts with a scratched cornea?

Maybe. Sometimes, we use a bandage soft contact lens with antibiotics to reduce pain and irritation in patients with corneal abrasions. As a matter of practice, most patients should wear glasses until completely healed. Best to check with your ophthalmologist.

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How long should I wait to wear contacts after having a scratched cornea?

See below. Do not use contacts again until an eye doctor examines you and clears you to do so. Otherwise you risk a recurrent corneal abrasion (scratch) or corneal infection. Read more...
Couple days. Probably safest to wait about 48 hours after a corneal abrasion has fully healed before resuming contact lenses. It is possible to reopen the epithelial (surface) defect if the area is disturbed too soon. Read more...

I had a scratched cornea. Its been 2 weeks, still a little red & blurry vision but no pain, can I wear contacts?

Get checked. If you are still having blurry vision at 2 weeks out that is unusual. Most corneal abrasions are healed within a day or two. I would have an ophthalmologist check your eyes before resuming contact use. Read more...