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Why are my eyes dry after I take off my contact lenses?
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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Dry eye
Your description sounds like dry eye.
Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation.

In brief: Dry eye
Your description sounds like dry eye.
Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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