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    Old 10-24-2003, 04:52 AM   #1
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    I just started Accutane yesterday. I' have been thinking about buying contact lenses. My benefits plan wont kick in until Dec and I'm wondering if anyone has had a problem wearing them while on Accutane. I was thinking I could use eye drops and that would solve the problem of having dry eyes and wearing contacts.

     
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    Old 10-24-2003, 10:09 PM   #2
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    I wouldn't woory too much about your contacts. My derm told me that when he used accutane his eyes were pretty dry, but you can use re-wetting drops or something like that for your contacts. I should be starting my accutane treatment within the next few days, and I also have contacts.

    I have a question though. Have you ever tried to put a contact in your eye? If not, it will take some getting used to. You see, my eyes are deep-set (Or so says my eye doctor), so putting in contacts at first would be a hassle for me. In fact, I think putting in contacts @ 5:30 in the morning before school would be a hassle for anybody lol. Well, good luck with both the accutane and the contacts. If you have anymore questions about contacts just ask.

     
    Old 10-25-2003, 06:31 AM   #3
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    Hi,

    Keep me posted because I JUST started. I've taken my 3rd pill and at this point I don't see ANY changes.

    As for putting in contacts, don't worry. Once you get it down you'll be able to do it without thinking about it. The first few times were hard but it gets easy. I had a harder time getting themm out!


     
    Old 10-25-2003, 08:47 AM   #4
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    Queen

    I was on accutane for 6 months and was wearing contacts the whole time. I never had any problems with them. I really never had to use drops or anything. Everything else dried up real bad esp my lips so make sure to always wear chap stik, esp when goin to bed.

     
    Old 07-16-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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    Re: Accutane & contact lenses

    and some people "will never be able to wear contact lenses again".
    I will never be able due to my dry eyes syndrom.

     
    Old 07-16-2004, 05:22 PM   #6
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    Re: Accutane & contact lenses

    If you put on drops eveyday you shouldnt have a problem.

     
    Old 07-16-2004, 05:47 PM   #7
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    No. I've tried drops. When you have dry eyes syndrom drops won't help.
    You probably understand that dry eyes syndrom is a disease.
    it's getting worst year by year.

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    Old 07-16-2004, 10:43 PM   #8
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    Re: Accutane & contact lenses

    Oh but where you putting eye drops everyday when you were on accutane?

     
    Old 07-17-2004, 11:47 AM   #9
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    Before I started accutane I never even needed glasses!. So of course I never needed drops!. Now I need glasses because of accutane and I cannot wear contact lenses anymore because my DRY EYES SYNDROM is getting worst year by years.
    DRY EYES SYNDROM is a disease that has no cure. It's only getting worst.
    The new findings(of course I was not warned 10 years ago!) are: "some people will not be able to wear contacts when the course is over". I will want to add from my own experience and from talking with people who used accutane that sometimes it takes years to dry eyes syndrom to ATTACK (because it's a disease) and then you will not be able to wear contacts. The fact that you can wear contacts right away after the treatment is over DOES NOT GUARANTEE YEARS down the road.
    I'm a geek now(I need to wear glasses till the rest of my life because of accutane), I will never be able to do the laser operation(because dry eyes patients are automatically denied the laser!) and contacts are out of the question!.
    If I could go back in time I would let acne eat my face and just not wear glasses.
    GLASSES ENDED MY LIFE. I walk in the streets and feel like a geek.
    People treat you DIFFERENTLY WHEN YOU WEAR GLASSES.

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    Old 07-17-2004, 12:23 PM   #10
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by justiceseeker
    GLASSES ENDED MY LIFE. I walk in the streets and feel like a geek.
    People treat you DIFFERENTLY WHEN YOU WEAR GLASSES.
    Millions of people wear glasses. It's really not that geeky of a thing.

     
    Old 07-17-2004, 02:20 PM   #11
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    I wear glasses and I'm cool.!! lol

     
    Old 07-17-2004, 03:27 PM   #12
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    Quote:
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    I wear glasses and I'm cool.!! lol
    LOL so am I.

     
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