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How do certain treatment affect wearing contact lenses in glaucoma patients?

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Whether or not you can wear contact lenses depends on which glaucoma treatment your doctor selects for you. You should be able to continue wearing them if you use eye drops. However, some drugs may need to be taken when lenses are not in your eyes. Remember that some of the older medications can affect your prescription, so you may need to get new contacts at some point.

If your doctor decides that you need surgery, your ability to wear contacts may be affected. Be sure to discuss your contacts with your doctor so together the two of you can manage your vision and medication concerns.

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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