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Dry Eyes? There are Contact Lenses For You

POSTED ON December 12, 2009

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As I started wearing contact lenses in the past few years, I found out that I am one of the many people who has dry eyes, which ultimately leads to discomfort if I am not wearing the right contact lens.  The good news is that I have found ways to combat this discomfort so I can continue to wear premium contact lenses. Daily Disposables – These lenses are changed every day, which means that you get to put in a new pair each morning that is free from ...

As I started wearing contact lenses in the past few years, I found out that I am one of the many people who has dry eyes, which ultimately leads to discomfort if I am not wearing the right contact lens.  The good news is that I have found ways to combat this discomfort so I can continue to wear premium contact lenses.

Daily Disposables – These lenses are changed every day, which means that you get to put in a new pair each morning that is free from built-up deposits on the lens.  People who suffer from allergies are also going to be more comfortable in these as any allergens that stick to the lens go away with a new pair.

FDA-indicated for dryness – CooperVision has a lens, Proclear, that is FDA approved for improving comfort due to dry eye.

Low Water Lenses – I used to think that I wanted a lens with a high water content to alleviate the dry eye issue.  However, I found that lenses with high water content need to be in a moist environment so if your eyes are dry to begin with, these will essentially dehydrate.

As with any of this, I recommend you see your eye care doctor or Indiana optometrist for an eye examination and an accurate assessment of your eye health and vision needs.  The best eye doctors (who can be found at Dr. Tavel, by the way) will provide you with an appropriate solution to your dry eyes.

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