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if my eyes are dry, should i put my contacts in eye drop solution?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Drops to the eye: Putting a contact in the drops does not help but using eye drops 4-5x per day may help with your dry eyes. Please make sure to get contact lenses for dry eyes that has a better water solubility and permeability to oxygen. Please drink more fluid, if you have allergy treat it or avoid the allergen, eye lid hygiene and omega 3 also helps with dry eyes.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: If your eyes feel dry, you should use eye drops in your eyes to lubricate them. Your contact should only be placed and/or stored with the appropriate contact lens solution. If the dryness persists, you should go see an eye doctor for further evaluation.

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A 44-year-old male asked:

My eyes are dry, should I keep using lubricant eye drop?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes & get checked: Otc lubricating drops are fine to continue using, but if your discomfort continues, you should get checked out by your family doc or an eye dr. Dry eyes can be caused by anything from the weather to medication side-effects to underlying diseases, etc.

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