Do you put eye drops in before or after contacts?
In almost all cases, unless you are clearly instructed otherwise, you should remove your contact lenses prior to instilling drops. Then, wait about 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back on your eyes.
Can I use hayfever eye drops with contacts?
Our opticians are often asked if you can still wear contact lenses when experiencing dry, itchy eyes from hay fever. The answer is yes! However, if they’re feeling uncomfortable our advice would be to soothe symptoms with eye drops.
Can you use Systane Ultra eye drops with contacts?
You should always be careful what you put in and near your eyes. While it is generally safe to use Systane Ultra with contact lenses, it’s probably a good idea to give your eyes a break from contacts if they’re feeling dry.
How do you fix dry eyes with contacts?
Moisten your eyes with rewetting drops before putting in your contact lenses. Use the drops throughout the day so your eyes stay moist. When you’re in a very dry environment, like a heated room during winter, you may need to use drops more often. If your eyes are sensitive, try a preservative-free brand of eye drop.
Why do my eyes dry out 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.