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Eyes Feel Dry Without 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
Two are good: Acuvue oasys or air optics. They are both made for the dry eye patient in mind. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Refresh™ 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
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
Contacts: Acuvue oasys, proclear or daily contact lenses are good for patients with dry eye or allergies. ...Read more
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
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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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
Work with your: Eye doctor. There are many treatment options to get the dry eye under control. ...Read more
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?
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