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Can a person become allergic to all contact lenses?

It is possible for a person to become allergic to all contact lenses. It's called contact lens intolerance. Typically if people have a reaction to one of the makeups of a contact lens, say it's a silicone hydrogel, they can try a different type of contact lens made out of a different material and see if they're able to tolerate that. Some people are actually just allergic to the contact of the eyelid rubbing against the surface of the lens, and some people who have been contact lens wearers for a long time are no longer able to continue to wear their lenses.

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