Contact Lenses for People with Dry Eyes

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 9:00am
Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? If you do, then you should know that there are contact lenses for people just like you. 

Chronic dry eye is a condition that affects millions of contact lens wearers every day. Dry eyes can be caused be over exposure to air conditioning, heat or staring at computer screens too long. Poor fitting contact lenses and certain medical conditions can also lead to dry eyes. 

Persistent dry eyes can even lead to serious health complications, such as abrasions, eye inflammation, infections, and difficulty reading. 

Previously, people with dry eyes were bad candidates for contact lenses. But today’s lenses can be worn even if you suffer from chronic dry eyes. 

There are several brands of contact lenses on the market for people with dry eyes. Brands like Pro-Clear, Biofinity, Acuvue Oasys, and many more can help keep your eyes moist and combat dry eyes. But you may need to try several brands in order to see which one fits best for you. 

Lifestyle changes can also help your fight against dry eyes.

Dietary supplements like omega-3 or omega-6 can both help increase tear production. Eye drops may also help provide you with temporary relief from dry eyes.

Switching the solution you use when cleaning your contacts may also help. 

If you suffer from chronic dry eyes, it’s important to get a comprehensive eye exam from your family eye care provider in order to ensure there are no serious underlying issues. But you can also consult with your optometrist to select the right contact lenses for you.