I had to use eye allergy drops this morning, 45 minutes after I put my contacts in for the day. The drops were Opcon-A (Naphazoline). My pupils have become dilated. SHould I worry? THis has happened before once or twice. How long will they stay dilated?
I don't think that it's a good idea to use eye drops while wearing soft contacts, because the drops can saturate the lenses. My ophthalmologist used dilating drops on me once while I was wearing my lenses, and I ended up throwing them out the next day when my eyes dilated again. Now I wait at least 30 minutes after using any drop before inserting contacts.
that is not true for *all* eyedrops. a study was just performed that says contrary to what was previously thought some eyedrops can definitely be used with contacts in. the study was with patanol (Rx antihistamine) and "night & day" soft contacts made by ciba.
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