Contact lenses during MRI scans: Yay or Nay?

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a machine that doctors use to see inside your body without surgery!

The Big Question

Should you keep your contact lenses on during an MRI scan? Let's find out!

How MRI Works

MRI machines use strong magnets to get pictures of the inside of your body.

Concerns with Metals

Because MRI uses magnets, metal objects can be a problem. But are contact lenses metal?

Most contact lenses aren't metal; they are made from special, soft materials.

Contact Lenses Material

Doctors say it's usually safe to wear them during your MRI.

Official Advice

Safety First

However, to be super safe, some doctors prefer that you take them off.

Comfort Matters

Removing contacts can help if your eyes are sensitive or if you're worried about feeling uncomfortable.

Preparing for an MRI

Always tell your doctor about anything you're wearing, including contact lenses!

So, wearing contact lenses during an MRI is mostly a 'Yay,' but check with your doctor first!