At first glance, the words "contacts" and "children" may not seem to belong in the same sentence. In fact, kids and contact lenses may be a good match depending on the maturity of the child or, more likely, teenager.
Mild pinkeye can be caused by solutions used for cleaning contacts.
Rinse contacts well after cleaning. If this is not enough to stop your pinkeye,
you may need to change your contact solution or your contacts.
It is important to clean your contacts thoroughly to remove any virus
or bacteria from the contacts after having pinkeye. If the contacts are not
thoroughly cleaned, they can reinfect your eye. If you are not able to clean
your contacts thoroughly, your health professional may be able to clean your
contacts or you may need to replace them. If you have disposable contacts, it
is better to use a new pair after having pinkeye.
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October 31, 2013
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