Can Contacts Be Worn While on Accutane?

What is your experience with Accutane and contacts? I am considering Accutane but am a very active person. Am I going to be able to wear contacts?

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Accutane does definitely dry out the eyes. However, most patients can tolerate contact lenses if they use a wetting agent such as Visine. Some dermatologists also feel that oral Vitamin E might help with dryness problems, although a recent paper refuted this proposition.

I would play it by ear, if your contacts become irritated you will have to don your specs.

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