Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
Chronic Dry Eye Disease can be managed
The combination of new contact lens technology and prescription medicine have brought Dry Eye management within reach.
You have choices for managing your Dry Eyes
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.
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.
New York, NY 10016-4874
- Phone: 212-683-2004
- Fax: 212-686-1704
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
For patients picking up glasses or contact lenses, we recommend calling ahead to make sure we will be in during the above hours. Our office hours can change from week to week, depending upon our doctor's schedule.