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I've got mild hay fever. Can I wear contact lenses?

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You might find your lenses feel uncomfortable if your hay fever is active. We recommend discontinuing wear until your symptoms subside, or using lens comfort drops for temporary relief.

Alternatively, your GP or medical practitioner may be able to prescribe you with drugs which, taken each year before hay fever season, might prevent allergic reactions.

If you take over-the-counter hay fever remedies, there's no reason why you can't continue to wear lenses providing there's not too much itching or watering of the eyes. However, you shouldn't wear your lenses if you use topical drugs that you put into your eyes.

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