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Contact Lenses and Dry Eye

Posted by techmatters 28/05/2013 0 Comment(s)

Do you suffer from dry eyes when you wear contact lenses? Well you're not alone! Dry eye is a common issue for contact lens wearers and even non-wearers too. The good news is that with a little help from your Optometrist, you can find a treatment plan that can significantly reduce the symptoms of dry eyes.

Finding the Cause

A visit to your Optometrist is the first step to finding out why your eyes are so dry. Your Optometrist has a number of ways to assess your tear layer and tear production so an understanding of the condition can be established. Depending on the cause and type of dry eye, an action plan can be put into place to minimise the symptoms and increase your contact lens wearing comfort.

What can be done?

These days there are many types of lens materials, designs and brands available and your Optometrist can assess which will be the most effective in reducing dry eye symptoms. In addition, there are a range of very effective dry eye lubricating drops on the market that help relieve the symptoms of dry eye and improve your tear layer. The only proviso when trying these dry eye lubricants is to ensure they are compatible witih contact lenses. At eContactLenses we stock a very good lubricating eye drop - AMO Blink Contacts Lubricating Eye Drops.