Is Wearing Contact Lens Safe During an MRI?

What is an MRI?

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

Magic Magnets

MRI machines use powerful magnets to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses help people see better, just like glasses but they fit right on your eye!

Safety First

Because MRIs use magnets, anything metal might be unsafe.

Most contact lenses are not metal, so they're usually safe to wear in an MRI.

Contacts and MRIs

Some contacts have tiny amounts of metal to protect your eyes from the sun.

But Wait!

Check with a Doctor

It’s always best to ask your doctor if you should wear your contacts during an MRI.

Doctor’s Advice

Your doctor might tell you to take them out just to be extra safe.

Once the scan is done, you can put your contacts back in if the doctor says it’s okay.