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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…

(646) 480-6832

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

(646) 480-6832

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.

Dr. Alan Schlussel & Associates

200 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016-4874
  • 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
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Closed
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  • 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.

We Accept:

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Read What Our Patients Say...

I’ve been a patient of Dr. Schlussel’s for over 20 years

As always, my visit to Dr.Schlussel was a pleasure. Everyone in the office is thoroughly professional and courteous. I've been a patient of Dr. Schlussel's for over 20 years, and my experiences at his office have been uniformly positive....
- Verified Patient, Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

Both the doctor and the optometrist were friendly and professional.

The wait time was much better than the last time I was there. Both the doctor and the optometrist were friendly and professional....
- Verified Patient, Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan
Very good doctor, very nice and polite staff....
- Maria G. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

I never felt rushed

First-time patient. I had a very good experience. Both Jinmy and Alan were clear and comfortable in administering tests and explaining options. It was a quick visit, but I never felt rushed. Afterwards, Jinmy mailed my prescription, which I had left at the office. Only complaint was that the office...
- Mitchell K Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

Would highly recommend

Professional staff and excellent doctor . Would highly recommend...
- Amy P. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

I am so happy I found this office.

Everyone in the office is so kind and considerate. I really loved the staff and Dr. Schlussel is an expert at what he does. You will not be disappointed to choose Dr. Schlussel. He is knowledgeable and he explains what he is doing in detail. I am so happy I...
- Jill B. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

Trust him completely

Great rapport with doctor. Trust him completely. Warm and competent office staff....
- Paul R. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

will answer all your questions

I have been a long time patient and always very satisfied with this practice. Dr. Schlussel and his staff are very professional. Dr. Schlussel takes his time during his sessions and will answer all your questions. He has very good 'bed side' manners. The front office/billing is also very helpful...
- Michael T. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

thank you

Thank you Dr Law for seeing me at such a short notice. I'm a patient of Dr. Schlussell's. In his absence, thank you for adding me on:-)...
- Patricia B. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

friendly doctor!

Very thorough, careful, and friendly doctor!...
- Nina D. Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan

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