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

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Clement Cheng
Almost all ocular medications are not tested with the usage of contact lens which can interact with certain medications and preservatives to potentially cause problems. It is best to remove contact lens before medications and drops are placed into the eye.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually, yes

Most eye drops to contol elevated pressure are used no more than 4 times per day.
Some newer medications can be instilled once per day. As long as you are comfortable waiting at least 5 minutes after applying the drops before putting in your contacts, you should be able to continue using them.

In brief: Usually, yes

Most eye drops to contol elevated pressure are used no more than 4 times per day.
Some newer medications can be instilled once per day. As long as you are comfortable waiting at least 5 minutes after applying the drops before putting in your contacts, you should be able to continue using them.
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