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Can I wear contacts with glaucoma?

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Whether or not you can wear contact lenses depends on your  treatment. If you use eye drops, you probably can. However, you may need to take some drugs when your lenses aren't in. Some older medications can affect your vision prescription, so you may need to get new contacts at some point. If you need surgery, talk to your doctor about what that means for you being able to wear contacts and what your options are.

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 07, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 07, 2017

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