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How to remove bandage contact lens? Is it ok to wear it for a week?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Needs evaluation

Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing.
Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck.

In brief: Needs evaluation

Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing.
Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck.
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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Absolutely you must be rechecked.
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do not remove

Only your ophthalmologist should remove the bandage contact lens.
It may be worn for a week if he/she instructs you to wear it that long, and you follow instructions regarding eye drops.

In brief: Do not remove

Only your ophthalmologist should remove the bandage contact lens.
It may be worn for a week if he/she instructs you to wear it that long, and you follow instructions regarding eye drops.
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