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A 29-year-old female asked:

I tried to wear contact lenses but my eyes are too dry.no dropshelp.what can i use?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Help is possible: Consult your ophthalmologist. Dryness of the eyes is common and there are a variety of topical and mechanical aids to assist with this. There are also designs of contact lenses which are tolerant of eye dryness. You need more information and help.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Punctal plugs: I would try punctal plugs in both lower lids. If persistent symptoms, i would try daily contact lenses and/or restasis. See your eye doctor.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Please help! when i wear contact lenses my eyes get really dry?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
See eye doc: See your eye doctor for treatment of your dry eyes. There are many treatment options.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable but the contacts will not cause dryness.

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