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Is It Ok To Wear Contact Lenses With Pink Eye?

Pink eye or conjunctivitis is a very common eye condition. That, in addition to dry eyes, is what our Plano patients tend to complain about the most when coming into our eye clinic. Many of these patients want to know, can I wear my contact lenses with pink eye or dry eyes?

The problem is that the contact lenses tend to “suffocate” the eye. When your eyes are suffering from an eye condition, they are more sensitive and that in turn can lead to a scratched cornea. This is especially true should you feel the need to always rub your eyes.

man rubbing eyes 1280x480The good news is that if you suffer from pink eye or dry eyes, not all hope is lost. There are different contact lens brands on the market that are geared towards those whose eyes tend to dry out as they wear contact lenses. We recommend daily contact lenses as they offer the ability to wear a fresh pair of lenses on a daily basis. Acuvue Oasys and Alcon Dailies Total 1 are daily lenses that offer the user a lens that is more moist and better for those with dryness issues. Some patients opt for gas permeable lenses that retain more water.

There are various options on the market for contact lenses for those suffering from dry eyes or pink eye. If you fear you have or will scratch your cornea, it is always best to err on the side of caution and call us at 972-985-3638 to check it out. We can also discuss the best contact lens brand available for you.