• Can I Wear Contacts after Having a Corneal Abrasion a Year Ago?


    Question:

    Can I still wear contact lenses after having a corneal abrasion more than a year ago?

     


    Answer:

    In short, yes. Most abrasions heal well, restoring the corneal surface to normal. A few, however, can lead to a condition called recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCE). Soft bandage contact lenses can help heal corneal abrasions. So even if you have had RCE, you can wear contact lenses. See your ophthalmologist to make sure that your corneal surface is healthy and can tolerate lenses, but if you have been without symptoms for a year since your abrasion, then you probably won't have a problem.


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