While contact lenses can be so much more convenient than wearing glasses, there are some side effects to lenses that may turn you off them. They can cause dry eyes, which can be sore, tired, dry, and itchy. While some people will only experience dry eyes for a few days after starting to wear contacts, some people will find the symptoms are more constant. Thankfully, there are ways for you to continue wearing lenses and having a more convenient life, you just have to follow these steps.
Find the Right Contacts
Going to the eye doctor is the first step in finding out which lenses are right for your sight, and for your comfort. The eye doctor can get you fitted so that your contacts fit perfectly. You should speak to the optometrist about your lifestyle so they can figure out whether daily, weekly, or monthly are better for you.
You can find contact lenses that have higher moisture levels than others which can be very helpful to those predisposed to dry eyes. The thicker the lens you choose, the dryer your eyes will be so opting for thinner, more lightweight contact lenses will ease your symptoms a lot.
Try a New Brand
Sometimes certain brands just don’t suit certain people so trying a new brand can sometimes be the easiest solution.
Soak your Lenses
Storing your contacts in a high-moisture cleaning solution can make them more comfortable the next day. You should ask your optometrist about the right brands to use and ensure that it won’t degrade the quality of your contacts in time.
Change your Diet
Increasing the amount of omega-3 or 6 in your diet is always going to be beneficial. Fatty acids are known to create a more comfortable feeling in the eyes and can be great for people who wear contacts. You should also increase your water intake to help you stay hydrated.
Use Artifical Tears
You can get eye drops over the counter, or on prescription from your doctor to help relieve dry, tired eyes. Prescription drops are stronger and better if your symptoms are constant, but over the counter eye drops can be perfect if it is a less common occurrence.
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