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Can I use carboxymethylcellulose if I wear contact lenses?

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  • A Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Talk to your doctor before you use over-the-counter artificial tear products containing carboxymethylcellulose while you have contact lenses in your eyes. You may need to wait for 15 minutes after using the product before you insert your lenses. Some of these products may include a preservative that soft contact lenses can absorb.
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