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How do you treat irritated eyes caused by contact lenses?

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Disinfect your contacts and replace them as your eye doctor told you to. If your eyes are dry, ask your eye doctor if you can try a different type of lens or wear them less often.

SOURCES:

Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins: “Allergic Conjunctivitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Home Remedies for Eye Problems;” “Eye Allergy Treatment;” "Corneal Abrasion Symptoms;” “What Causes Corneal Abrasion?” and “Dry Eye Risk."

Medscape: “Allergic Conjunctivitis: Cold Compress Helps Other Treatments.”

American Optometric Association: “Conjunctivitis.”

CDC: “Chemical Irritants (Chloramines) & Indoor Pool Air Quality.”

Children’s Health Network: “Eye Irritation.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Dry Eye.”

American Optometric Association: “Conjunctivitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Conjunctivitis.”

GetEyeSmart.org: "Using Eye Makeup."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on July 22, 2020

SOURCES:

Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins: “Allergic Conjunctivitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Home Remedies for Eye Problems;” “Eye Allergy Treatment;” "Corneal Abrasion Symptoms;” “What Causes Corneal Abrasion?” and “Dry Eye Risk."

Medscape: “Allergic Conjunctivitis: Cold Compress Helps Other Treatments.”

American Optometric Association: “Conjunctivitis.”

CDC: “Chemical Irritants (Chloramines) & Indoor Pool Air Quality.”

Children’s Health Network: “Eye Irritation.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Dry Eye.”

American Optometric Association: “Conjunctivitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Conjunctivitis.”

GetEyeSmart.org: "Using Eye Makeup."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on July 22, 2020

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