• Is It OK to Wear Contact Lenses with a Stye?


    Question:

    I've had a stye for almost three weeks. As soon as I noticed the stye I took my contacts out and have worn glasses for three weeks. Is it okay to put the same contacts in? They've been in solution for three weeks.


    Answer:

    I recommend placing new contact lenses in your eyes. Contact lenses should never be worn when you have an active infection of the eye unless recommended by your ophthalmologist. Typically, after recent infections in or around the eye, I recommend purchasing a new contact lens case with new contact lenses.