Wearing contacts and having dry eyes can be very uncomfortable. Dry eyes is a common problem among contact lens wearers and non contact lens wearers. If you have dry eye syndrome it can be more pronounced while wearing contacts. There are special contacts for dry eyes that can certainly help.
Contacts for All Day Comfort
There are a variety of contact lenses made especially for individuals with dry eyes. There are advantages for each specific brand. Our optometrist likes to take his time with each patient to try to find the best type of contacts for your eyes. No two eyes are identical. This requires some extra effort at times to determine what is the best contact lens for you. If you suffer from dry eye symptoms such as irritated scratchy red eyes when wearing contact lenses, switching to a new type of contact lens or even contact lens solution can make your eyes more comfortable.
We have a variety of contact lenses for dry eyes. These are contacts with the newest technology developed to reduce the contact lens induced dry eyes. To address the issue first we need to exam your eyes. Determining the reason for your dry eyes will help us find the right type of contact lens. Don’t be afraid to tell our optometrist that you are having dry eyes. We won’t tell you that you can’t wear contact lenses. There has been so much improvement in contact lenses the need to discontinue wearing contacts is very unlikely. I have listed a few contact lenses that are made for dry eyes.
Contact Lenses For Your Dry Eyes
Here are some of my suggestions for contacts that may help with dry eyes. There are other contacts that I may recommend based off your eye exam and the type of dry eye you may have.
Biofinity Contact Lenses: Biofinity contact lenses feature Aquaform technology. The combination of these materials provides hours of comfort that let your eyes breathe and stay moist throughout the day. This contact lens is a silicone hydrogel material. You can wear these overnight and experience long last comfort all day long.
Bausch & Lomb Ultra Contact Lenses: The ultra contact lenses feature moisture seal technology. This allows these contacts to retain moisture up to 16 hours. This provides comfort and vision for individuals with dry eyes.
Acuvue TruEye Contact Lenses: Acuvue TruEye contact lenses are made of silicone hydrogel material. They contain hydraclear technology that allows an ultra wet and smooth surface. This attracts moisture between your eye and the lens for all day comfort.
Dailies Total 1 Contact Lenses: Dailies Total 1 are a single use contact lens. They feature a water gradient technology. This contact lens doesn’t absorb as much of your tears in the center and holds the moisture on the surface of the contact lens between the eye and eyelid. I have found great success with these contacts for people with dry eyes.
Coopervision Proclear Contact Lenses: Coopervision Proclear has been in existence for many years. This is a hydrogel material that is a non-ionic contact lens. This means it attracts water and thus your tears to the surface of the contact lens. It contains molecules found in human cell membranes. These lenses provide comfort for contact lens wearers who experience discomfort due to dry eyes.
Many of these contacts can correct for farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism and also presbyopia or those that need bifocals. If you are experiencing discomfort while wearing your contact lenses you may have dry eyes. Please schedule an eye exam with our Lincoln Park Optometrist at eyemechanix.com. We are here for all of your eye care needs.