Is it safe to wear contacts even if I can't wear them for a month

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:15
Country
Armenia
Age
18
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Optive refresh so my eyes can feel better

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I wear both. Nearsighted

Question

 

 

Hi,

I can't wear my contact lenses since my eyes get red and I'm using optive refresh lubricant eye drops so my eyes can feel better.

Can I still wear my contacts or am I risking my eyes?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Optive eye drops has not been proven to be used safely while wearing contact lenses. There are several eye drops that are designed to be used while wearing contact lenses such as systane for contacts.

You can use it and reduce symptoms of dryness while you wear contact lens. I would recommend also to take off your contact lens for several days and use artificial tears aggressively every 1-2 hours.

In case your complaint still persist then your eyes are sensitive to lenses and you have to stop wearing them and you can think about other options to treat your refractive errors such as lasik.

 

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