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A 47-year-old member asked:

What contact lenses will not cause my eyes to be dry?

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Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends on how dry: It depends on how dry your eyes are. Some people get dry eyes with any contact lenses, while some people never experience dry eyes with their lenses. There is no lens that can be guaranteed not to cause dry eyes. An ophthalmologist will check to see what type of dry eyes you have, and how dry your eyes are, and then recommend the appropriate lens for your unique situation.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Contacts with dry l: Contacts that do best with dry eye are oasys and if unsuccessful despite treatment proclear lenses do very well..

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why are my eyes dry after I take off my contact lenses?

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Contacts use water: Modern soft contact lenses soak up much of the water in your tear film when they are on your eye. When you remove them, that water goes with them, leaving a smaller amount of water remaining than if no contact lenses had been there. This can be very inconvenient if you already have dry eyes, a condition more common in folks over 50.
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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?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do my contact lenses make my eyes feel really dry?

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Overwear: Contact lenses are medical devices. They can make the eyes dry and irritated its important to maintain your eye health by avoiding overwear.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes if worn too long for whatever your eyes can tolerate, it can cause corneal edema, dryness, inflammations, and/or infections.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will I need to get contact lenses fitted to my eyes?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
You will need: to see an eye care practitioner who fits contact lenses. Generally you will need a recent refraction (test for glasses prescription), eye health examination, measurement of your corneal curvature, a discussion of your options, and lessons on insertion, removal and care.

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