Ophthalmologists across the country are urging parents to avoid wearing contact lenses, even if their children are wearing them, and to monitor children with eye conditions for signs of a reaction.
Ophthalmologist Dr. Eric Wasser says he was one of those parents, advising his students to wear a mask, and then tell their kids that they may have an allergy.
Wasser says most of the children have a mild reaction, but it’s not something that can be treated by prescription.
But, if the child has an allergic reaction, Wasser suggests avoiding contact lenses and keeping them out of sight.
He says some children with allergies might be able to tolerate a mask.
“It’s really up to you to make a decision on what’s appropriate to wear in the case of a child with an allergy,” Wasser said.
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