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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Eye and Vision Care
Broken eye blood vessel & contact lenses
while i have a broken blood vessel in my eye may i continue to wear my (gas-permable) contact l´nses
Thank you for your question. If you have been diagnosed with having a broken blood vessel in the conjunctiva, the white part of your eye, then there usually is no harm in continuing to wear your gas permeable contact lenses.
However, if your eye is red for any other reason (i.e. infection), or if you aren't sure why your eye is red and your eye is irritated or painful, immediately stop wearing your contact lenses and schedule an appointment with an eye doctor for further evaluation.
Julia Rae Geldis, OD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University