Why are my eyes dry when I wear contacts?
Although many contact lenses are designed to allow larger amounts of oxygen to permeate the eye, wearers can still experience dry, gritty eyes, especially towards the end of the day. Another cause of contact lens-induced dry eye is the lenses’ absorption of tears.
Can I use lubricant eye drops with contacts?
While some of them may be OK for use with contact lenses, they are designed to not only lubricate the eye but to promote healing of the eye’s surface. It is best to stick with eye drops that specifically state, “for contact lenses.” However, many other artificial tears for dry eyes are OK to use with contact lenses.
How often should I use eye drops with contacts?
You may use rewetting drops as often as you need to. The trick to using your rewetting drops is to use them before your eyes become too dry. Once your lens is dry, it attracts deposits and gets dirty. Then most drops won’t help.
Are daily contacts better for dry eyes?
Daily contact lenses are the best option for those who suffer from dry eye. Replacing your contact lenses every day will help prevent the formation of protein deposits that make your eyes feel even drier. For dry eye patients choosing to wear contacts, soft contact lenses may be an option.
Should I stop wearing contacts if I have dry eyes?
With dry eye, you may feel especially uncomfortable while wearing your contact lenses. You don’t have to give up wearing contact lenses if you have dry eye. Treating the cause of dry eye or changing to a different type of lens can help.
Does drinking water help dry eyes?
Drinking more water can help your body produce a healthy volume of tears, which is important to prevent dry eyes. It’s also important to have healthy lacrimal glands to produce tears and oil glands so that the tears don’t evaporate too quickly. Beverages containing caffeine or alcohol can be dehydrating.
Can I put systane in my eyes with contacts?
SYSTANE® CONTACTS Lubricant Eye Drops are indicated for use with daily and extended wear soft (hydrophilic), rigid gas permeable (silicone acrylate and fluorosiliconeacrylate) and hard contact lenses as recommended by your eye care practitioner.
Can I put contact solution in my eye?
Contact Solution is mainly used to clean your contact lenses from the daily grime and germs that buildup. It is not meant for use in your eyes as drops. Although contact solution does contain the saline solution, which is safe for the eyes, it also has cleaning compounds.
What happens if you overuse eye drops?
However, overusing artificial tears can actually flush out the tears your eyes do produce. Or, it can wash away the oily layer of the tear film that helps the tears “stick” to the surface of the eyes. As a result, the tears evaporate too quickly and dry eye problems continue.
How often should you put eye drops in for dry eyes?
You can use eyedrops with preservatives up to four times a day. But using the preservative drops more often can cause eye irritation.