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Why are my eyes and contacts so dry?

Why are my eyes and contacts so dry?

Many reasons: You could have dry eye syndrome due to age, use of medications or associated with other disorders such as arthritis. See an ophthalmologist for management. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

While wearing: Contact lenses, your eyes can become irritated, scratchy, and even become red. Dryness will also cause you to have cloudy vision that comes and goes. Use plenty of artificial tears and shorten the period you wear contacts. If the dryness is too severe, then contacts are probably not your friend. Sometimes, switching to another brand is worth a try. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do freshlook colorblend contacts dry my eyes?

Why do freshlook colorblend contacts dry my eyes?

They don't: As you age, your eyes become more dry. This reduces contact lens tolerance. There are a number of effective ways to treat dry eyes and increase contact lens comfort. See your ophthalmologist for a discussion of your options. ...Read more

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Why is only one of my eyes dry whenever I wear contacts?

Why is only one of my eyes dry whenever I wear contacts?

Common: It is common for one eye to feel more dry than the other. If this is a new problem, you should have your eyes and contact lens fit checked ; in particular you should be examined for a condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Noticed lately that my eyes are really dry when waking up. Uncomfortable to open eyes, requires blinking, and feels dry like I slept w/ contacts on?

Noticed lately that my eyes are really dry when waking up. Uncomfortable to open eyes, requires blinking, and feels dry like I slept w/ contacts on?

Take out contacts!: First, stop sleeping in contact lenses; you're headed for trouble, such as an infection. Next, use a ocular lubricant, like refresh liquigel, prior to going to bed. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

Variable: Dry eyes can be severe and uncomfortable despite treatments whereas contacts typically may be uncomfortable at first, but with a normal eye and a proper fitting, usually a lens with the correct shape and oxygen diffusion can eventually work and not cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

None really: It is better to treat the dry eyes and solve this problem than to worry about the brand of contact lens. Talk with your ophthalmologist about the treatment options. ...Read more

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How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

Rewetting drops: If one has dry eye from the use of contacts one should think of laser correction. If dry eye existed prior to contact lens wear then consistent use of cl rewetting drops during the daily wear would help. Assuming that the lenses are removed and stored every night it would also be helpful to use lubricants at night such as gel drops which are thicker than normal rewetting or regular dry eye drops. ...Read more

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Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Might exacerbate: Contacts are difficult to wear in underlying dry eye since they can make the dryness feel worse. ...Read more

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What are the best contacts brands for dry eyes?

What are the best contacts brands for dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like acuvue oasys or proclear contacts for dry eye patients. Daily lenses can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of contacts for dry eyes?

What is the best brand of contacts for dry eyes?

There may be none: Depending on how dry your eyes are, you may not be able to handle contact lenses. Contacts themselves are known to create a relative dry eye situation and can worsen dry eyes that are already present. Contacts with higher water content tend to be more comfortable, but all types may end up being too uncomfortable. Wetting drops may help; speak with your eye doctor if you have any questions. ...Read more

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What contacts are good for people with dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys and proclear contact lenses do well in patients with mild dry eye. ...Read more

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When can I put my contacts on again if I have dry eyes?

When can I put my contacts on again if I have dry eyes?

Dry eye: When your eyes feel back to normal. Try using freshest artificial tears and if no improvement, see an eye doctor to consider Restasis or punctal plugs. ...Read more

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How do I keep my eyes from getting dry when wearing hard contacts?

How do I keep my eyes from getting dry when wearing hard contacts?

Dryness: Firstly, see your doctor to make sure your contact is fitting well. An ill-fitting hard contact can cause dryness. Then you can try lubricating drops. If this alone is not sufficient, other dry eye treatments (punctal plugs and restasis) can be considered. ...Read more

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What can I do for morning dry eyes from 30 days and nights contacts?

Dry eye: I would recommend discontinuing overnight wear of your contact lenses. This will likely resolve the issue. Dry eye and overnight contact lens wear is a set up for a corneal infection. ...Read more

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If I have dry eyes, does that mean that I have damaged my eyes by using my contacts?

If I have dry eyes, does that mean that I have damaged my eyes by using my contacts?

No: Tears are needed to bring nutrition to the cornea and carry away the waste products. The most common first problem is pain when not lubricated, but if one tolerates the pain long enough one can damage the eye. ...Read more

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At night, my eyes are so dry that my contacts are literally stuck on my eye. What can I do to safely remove the lenses?

At night, my eyes are so dry that my contacts are literally stuck on my eye. What can I do to safely remove the lenses?

Dry Eyes and Contact: The best solution for your problem is to treat the dry eye condition. You may want to discuss various treatment options with your eye care provider. Also, in the short term, a lubricating eye drop or rewetting drop, may lubricate the eye enough to make removal of the contact lens easier. ...Read more

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My eyes always feel dry with contacts in why? Also my vision is not as clear with my contacts as it would be with my glasses... What could this be?

My eyes always feel dry with contacts in why? Also my vision is not as clear with my contacts as it would be with my glasses... What could this be?

Dry eyes: Wearing contact lenses successfully generally requires very normal ocular surface, normal tearing & resident moisture, properly fitting eyelids with normal oil gland function, and proper handling and caring of the contact lenses. Prescriptions do change and therefore may need adjustment. Some people just can't get enough tolerance to wear contacts long enough and successfully. See an eye MD 4 help ...Read more

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I have worn contacts for 18 years- my eyes are fine when I wear them, but have dry eyes when I don't. If I stop wearing them, will my eyes get better?

I have worn contacts for 18 years- my eyes are fine when I wear them, but have dry eyes when I don't. If I stop wearing them, will my eyes get better?

Sensitivity: It is not uncommon to have increased sensitivity to dryness after taking the contacts out of your eyes. There needs to be a period of readjustment (weeks). Use artificial tears like Refreshâ„¢ several times daily to help with dryness. Warm eyelid compresses once daily & 2000mg of fish oil supplement may help too. In contact lens issues, it's always a good idea to have your eyes checked too. ...Read more

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So 3 days ago I put one day color contacts in and ever since then my eyes have been uncontrollably itchy and dry and I cannot stop itching them. Help!

So 3 days ago I put one day color contacts in and ever since then my eyes have been uncontrollably itchy and dry and I cannot stop itching them. Help!

Reaction: The contacts or whatever lubricant you used as you put them in has triggered a response that suggests allergy or intolerance. Don't use them or the fluid again. You can look for an artificial tear product or similar eye wash to help soothe the itchiness. There is an OTC allergy eye drop by Allergan called Zaditor (ketotifen) that might help. ...Read more

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What types of contacts are good for allergies and dry eyes?

What types of contacts are good for allergies and dry eyes?

Contacts: Acuvue oasys, proclear or daily contact lenses are good for patients with dry eye or allergies. ...Read more

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Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Usually: Contact lenses usually can be worn in patients with dry eye. The dry eye has to be treated prior to initiating wear though. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about dry eyes and wear contacts?

Dry eyes: No contraindication. Talk to opthalmologist to choose best remedy. ...Read more

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Very dry eyes when I don't wear contacts. Why is that?

Dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused by a number of problems including excessive use of smart phones, computers, medications, air conditioning, hormonal fluctuations. Keep a diary of your symptoms, that will help to pin point the cause. Try using artificial tears. If that does not help see your ophthalmologist to get a thorough examination. ...Read more

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I got dry eyes due to contacts. Will restasis work for me?

Not from CLs: Contacts don't cause dry eyes, however, they will be uncomfortable if the eye is dry. If you have a decrease in the aqueous portion of you tear film Restasis should help. There are other causes of dry eye disease and you should have your eyes examined to determine the type you have to obtain the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I just recently got contacts and have been having dry eyes a lot. How to prevent this?

I just recently got contacts and have been having dry eyes a lot. How to prevent this?

See your eye doctor: Dry eye becomes more prevalent as people age. If the dry eye problem is causing issues with contact lens wear, then it needs to addressed. There are many options to do this and a discussion with your ophthalmologist is advised. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 35 year old female who has worm contacts all my life. Now, I'm suffering from dry eyes. What can I do?

I'm a healthy 35 year old female who has worm contacts all my life. Now, I'm suffering from dry eyes. What can I do?

Reduce contact lens: Try a different material contact lens (change in oxygenation), go to dailies and reduce wear time. Use more artificial tears. Look for other causes of treatable dry eye. Sometimes other medications or hormonal changes affect dry eye. ...Read more