Contact Lens Related Dry Eyes
Possibly the complaint eye doctors hear most often from contact lens wearers is that the wearers eyes feel dry as a result of their contact lenses. Although dry eyes are a problem for everyone, whether they wear contact lenses or not, symptoms of dry eyes can present more often, and more severely if your eyes are dry, and your contacts begin to dry out as well. Sometimes those who like the idea of wearing contacts may not report to their eye doctor that they are having difficulties with dry eyes because they are afraid that their eye doctor will tell them they can no longer wear contacts. Fortunately, in recent years, contact lenses have been developed that take into account these difficulties and aim to solve them, making contact lens wear for those with difficulties with dry eyes more comfortable than ever before.
A number of companies offer contact lenses specifically suited for those with dry eye issues. Among these are:
Dailies Total 1 is a new type of daily contact lens manufactured by Alcon that features a state of the art water gradient design. Dailies Total 1 lenses feature a roughly 33 percent water content at the core, and a remarkable 80 percent water content at the front and back surface, creating an incredibly smooth surface for superior comfort all day long.
Extreme H20 is a special type of soft lens made by Hydrogel Vision. These specialty contacts are a favorite of eye doctors looking to prescribe a premium contact lens with unique water-binding properties, ensuring that almost all water content is maintained through the course of an entire day.
Bausch & Lomb Ultra is a new kind of silicone hydrogel contact lens that features a cutting-edge new technology known as MoistureSeal technology. This new technology offers unparalleled sharpness and comfort for up to 16 hours of wear. These contact lenses also come with the added benefit of a customer satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if you are dissatisfied in any way regarding the performance of your contact lenses, you can return them within the first 90 days, and you will receive a full refund.
In the end, knowing which contact lens type is right for you, and how to end your lens related dry eye discomfort, begins with a visit to your trusted eye doctor. He or she will be able to accurately assess your needs and help you move forward productively.
For more information, contact Dr. Alan Schlussel, in New York, today!