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How should I use my contact lenses if I have pinkeye?

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If you wear contact lenses and you get pinkeye, you should remove them and:

  • Switch to glasses until your eye heals.
  • Get rid of the disposable lenses you were wearing when you got pinkeye.
  • Disinfect your lenses -- if they aren’t the kind you can throw away -- before you use them again.
  • Clean your lens case or replace it.
  • Ask your eye doctor if you should throw away other things, such as the solution you were using.

From: How Can I Prevent Pinkeye? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bradford, C. (Editor) , American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004, pp 75-88. Basic Ophthalmology

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Conjunctivitis."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on August 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Bradford, C. (Editor) , American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004, pp 75-88. Basic Ophthalmology

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Conjunctivitis."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on August 09, 2018

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