Autologous serum tears are a type of eye drops that are made from a patient's own blood serum. These drops can be an effective treatment for dry eyes, especially in cases where other types of eye drops have not been successful. When it comes to using autologous serum tears with contact lenses, it is generally safe to do so. However, there are some factors to consider before using these drops while wearing contacts. Firstly, it's important to make sure that the serum has been properly prepared and is free from any impurities or contaminants. This is typically done by a specialized lab, so be sure to follow their instructions carefully and only use serum that has been prepared according to their standards. Secondly, it's worth noting that the use of autologous serum tears may affect the comfort and fit of your contact lenses. The serum may change the viscosity or pH of your tears, which can impact how your contacts feel on your eyes. You may need to experiment with different types of lenses or adjust your wearing schedule to find the right fit.
If you do decide to use autologous serum tears with your contacts, it's important to follow the instructions carefully and be vigilant for any signs of discomfort or irritation. If you experience any redness, itching, or pain, remove your contacts immediately and consult your eye doctor. In summary, it is generally safe to use autologous serum tears with contact lenses, but it's important to take precautions and monitor your eyes closely for any signs of discomfort or irritation. As always, consult with your eye doctor before starting any new treatments.