Is Wearing Soft Contact Lenses Safe During an MRI?

What is an MRI Scan?

MRI scans use strong magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of your body.

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made of flexible materials that fit snugly on your eyes.

MRI Safety Concerns

Safety is important during an MRI, and certain items can interfere with the scan.

Magnetic Interference

MRI machines have strong magnets that can affect metal objects, but soft contact lenses are typically metal-free.

There is a slight chance that the lenses could heat up, but this is very rare with soft lenses.

Heat Concerns

Always follow the advice of your contact lens manufacturer and your doctor regarding MRI scans.

Manufacturer's Advice

Removal  Recommendation

It's usually recommended to remove contact lenses before an MRI to ensure safety and comfort.

Check With Your Doctor

Always consult with your doctor or MRI technician if you're unsure about wearing contact lenses during a scan.

Discover if wearing soft contact lenses during an MRI scan is safe.