Can I wear my contact lenses if I have a stye?
JUL 23, 2016
It is probably OK to wear your contact as long as the chalazion is not infected (called a stye). An actual chalazion is a cystic structure (fluid-filled sac) that is the end product of the battle your body has made to overcome a stye (a red, sore lump near the eyelid, caused by an infected eyelash follicle). If it cannot get rid of it completely, it simply puts a tissue barrier around it. So you can wear contact lenses without a problem unless the chalazion is so large, that it bumps into the lens in which case your ophthalmologist can be consulted for removal.