Sep 16, 2012
can you catch hep c by sharing by sharing eye contacts?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Hepatitis C is acquired mainly through blood to blood contact, such as sharing injection drug paraphernalia or through traumatic sex (eg, rectal tearing).
Thus, I would not consider sharing contact lenses a risk for HCV. However, I wouldn't generally recommend sharing lenses because of risk of bacterial infections, such as Staph.
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