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Contact Lens Discomfort: Are Your Eyes Burning?

POSTED ON November 10, 2010

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Did you choose to wear contact lenses based on their comfort? I did.  At times, have you experienced irritation in your eyes? I have, too. Contact lens discomfort is no reason to throw them out.Simple changes to your lenses, care products or daily habits will help ease the pain. Achieving optimum comfort with contact lenses begins with a visit to your local eye care doctor like Dr. Tavel and his board certified ...

Contact Lens Discomfort

Did you choose to wear contact lenses based on their comfort? I did.  At times, have you experienced irritation in your eyes? I have, too.

Contact lens discomfort is no reason to throw them out.

Simple changes to your lenses, care products or daily habits will help ease the pain. Achieving optimum comfort with contact lenses begins with a visit to your local eye care doctor like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates.

I began wearing contact lenses in high school and have encountered discomfort on several occasions. But don’t fret; there are many cures to common lens irritation.

If your eyes are red, painful or swollen, stop wearing your lenses and contact your eye care doctor immediately.

Wearing contact lenses can increase the severity of eye problems. If your eyes don’t look or feel good, it’s time to seek assistance.

Occasionally when I put my lenses in, my eyes will burn. This is a sign that my lenses are contaminated. One way to avoid this is to steer clear of lotions and soaps with moisturizers. Soaps like Ivory, Dial Basic and Dial Pure Natural are free of moisturizers and perfumes. Be sure to carefully clean your hands before touching your lenses and dry them with a lint-free cloth.

These are just a few of the difficulties contact lens wearers may encounter. Although these situations may seem insignificant, minor irritation can develop into a more serious problem, so consult your eye care doctor immediately.

Don’t allow minor discomfort to scare you away from trying contact lenses. For me, convenience is the biggest benefit of wearing contacts. Contacts are the best choice for me when I workout. They don’t smear or fog up like glasses can and they stay in place no matter how much I move. Even though they can be slightly uncomfortable at times, there are many easy solutions that make contact lenses my choice for vision correction.

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