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What can be done for eyes that get so dry from wearing contact lenses?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Contact
Try rewetting drops w contacts on, tears when contacts out.
Give eyes a break w glasses. Punctal plugs, restasis, lid hygiene can help in different scenario. Sometimes changing contact lens material can help.

In brief: Contact
Try rewetting drops w contacts on, tears when contacts out.
Give eyes a break w glasses. Punctal plugs, restasis, lid hygiene can help in different scenario. Sometimes changing contact lens material can help.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lubricate
The most important and useful therapeutic option is to use artificial tears 4-5x/day, consistently.
If that isn't enough, then you may need to decrease the # of hours you wear your lenses per day. You should make sure you are using some of the newer, higher oxygen transmissibility lenses. If doing all of that is not enough, then you should have a dry eye consultation as you may restasis.

In brief: Lubricate
The most important and useful therapeutic option is to use artificial tears 4-5x/day, consistently.
If that isn't enough, then you may need to decrease the # of hours you wear your lenses per day. You should make sure you are using some of the newer, higher oxygen transmissibility lenses. If doing all of that is not enough, then you should have a dry eye consultation as you may restasis.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lots
Unfortunately dry eye is very common especially in people who wear contacts.
The most important thing is to make sure that you are wearing your contacts appropriately. You can also try otc lubricating drops, warm compresses, and omega 3 oral supplements. If your eyes are still bothering you see your ophthalmologist who can evaluate you for other treatments.

In brief: Lots
Unfortunately dry eye is very common especially in people who wear contacts.
The most important thing is to make sure that you are wearing your contacts appropriately. You can also try otc lubricating drops, warm compresses, and omega 3 oral supplements. If your eyes are still bothering you see your ophthalmologist who can evaluate you for other treatments.
Dr. David Sachs
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Liquid tears
Tears are helpful.
But i would ask ophthalmologist about another type that might be better for your eyes.

In brief: Liquid tears
Tears are helpful.
But i would ask ophthalmologist about another type that might be better for your eyes.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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