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Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Have you been told that Contacts are bad for Dry Eye Sufferers?

Good News! Things have changed…

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Chronic Dry Eye Disease can be managed

The combination of new contact lens technology and prescription medicine have brought Dry Eye management within reach.

Dry Eye Sufferers CAN wear Contact Lenses

 Dry Eyes can be managed with the latest contact lenses

✔ Medications like Xiidra and Restasis can be used to help Dry Eye Sufferers

 Contact wearers don't need to be afraid of Dry Eyes anymore!

Call to book an appointment at our Manhattan Dry Eye Center

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You have choices for managing your Dry Eyes

Daily Contacts

Acuvue Oasys 1-Day and Alcon Dailies Total 1 have been designed to be comfortable for wearers that are sensitive to the feel of a lens on their eye. Both of these one-day disposable contact lenses are made from materials which simulate the lubricating feel of water on your eye- which is just the thing for Dry Eye sufferers.

Prescription Medication

New drugs like Xiidra are being used to treat the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome and have shown great results. Other drugs like Restasis, which increase your eye’s natural ability to produce tears have also had a major impact on Dry Eye management and treatment. Ask one of our NYC dry eye experts about a prescription that can help.

Contact Lens users are at higher risk for Dry Eyes

Contact Lens wearers have a higher than normal risk for getting “Dry Eyes”- a condition that not only makes it uncomfortable to wear contacts, but that can also lead to blurry vision, sensitivity to light, a burning sensation or the feeling that there is something stuck in your eye. Without a proper diagnosis, many people simply stop using their contacts and then go through a long period of trial and error efforts to find relief from their pain and discomfort.

Get the correct diagnosis- get an Eye Exam

The first logical step that should be taken is to get in for an eye exam with a qualified doctor. Dr. Schlussel is a leading expert in the field of dry eyes and has been treating it for over 25 years. An examination will help identify some of the many possible causes or contributors to the problem and once this is identified, a treatment can be formulated that is specific to your needs.

Get the right Treatment

In addition to using new kinds of contact lenses or prescription medications to stimulate or augment tear production, your treatment plan may include changes in diet or a change or reduction in certain medications being taken for other ailments or conditions. Anti-inflamitory medication and a simple procedure, like Blephex, done in the office called punctal occlusion can also have a great effect on your condition.

Get your life back!

The ultimate goal of course is to allow contact lens wearers to continue enjoying the benefits that they had with their contacts before the dry eyes began and the right combination of treatments can be developed under the expert care of Dr. Schlussel. Contact Lens wearers can look forward to the freedom and flexibility of contact lenses while treating their dry eyes condition.

Drs Alan B. Schlussel and Christine Law, O.D.

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New York, NY 10016-4874
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Read What Our Patients Say...

5
I went in yesterday for an annual eye exam with Dr. Saggese and the overall experience was awesome. I was welcomed upon my arrival, had a very brief waiting time and was treated as if I had been a patient for years during my first visit. I will definitely continue...
- Verified Patient, MIdtown Manhattan

I had a fantastic experience

5
05/20/2020 I had a fantastic experience as a patient of Dr. Schlussel. He took the time to properly educate me on how to best manage the health of my eyes, as well as address all of my concerns. I felt that he had my best interests in mind. The technician...
- by Anonymous, New York

Thank you!

5
Very impressed with the thorough exam and friendly staff!Thank you!...
- ruschelles, Midtown Manhattan

I would definitely recommend her.

5
Dr. Law was wonderful! She was very thorough and answered all of my questions. Plus, she was friendly and approachable. I would definitely recommend her....
- janisa, Brooklyn

explain every step of the way

5
The exam is always thorough and Dr. Schlussel and his competent staff explain every step of the way. My medical history is all digitized and kept up to date. Plus, it's easy to make appointments online....
- reneec, Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

Dr. Christine Law was awesome.

5
Dr. Christine Law was awesome. She is very knowledgeable and explains everything in great depth. I have had a few bad medical experiences but Dr. Law has renewed my faith....
- Verified Patient, Midtown Manhattan

I would not hesitate to refer my family, friends and neighbors!

5
A warm, friendly and professional atmosphere is what you receive at the office of Dr. Alan Schlussel and Dr. Christine Law. I would not hesitate to refer my family, friends and neighbors!...
- Verified Patient Kips Bay NY

very satisfied

5
I am a long-time patient and I'm very satisfied with Dr. Schlussel's professionalism and service....
- anonymous, Midtown Manhattan

I would definitely recommend her to all my friends

5
Dr. Law has a warm and caring attitude, which spilled over into her work when discussing my eyes. So far, i would definitely recommend her to all my friends....
- Anonymous New York, N.Y.

Definitely will come back!

5
Great experience! Was quickly seen, given a lot of help information and explanation, and left feeling very happy about my experience. Definitely will come back!...
- Julie R. New York,N.Y.

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