• Can I use preservative-free drops with contact lenses?


    Question:

    Are Systane Ultra preservative-free drops safe to use with contact lenses for resetting them throughout the day? I wear contacts and have dry eyes and just got a corneal abrasion. The ophthalmologist recommended Systane.


    Answer:

    Systane makes an eye drop recommended for use with contact lenses called Systane Contacts. Systane Ultra can be used for dry eye. If this was recommended by your ophthalmologist, monitoring your ocular surface during follow-up visits may be warranted.

    This question was originally answered on May 9, 2020.