Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Are you one of the many individuals who experience discomfort and irritation due to dry eyes while wearing contact lenses? While you may experience some uncomfortable symptoms, treatments are available that offer relief. At Eye & Contact Lens Center in Kirkland, WA, we provide a variety of treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your overall health.

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Understanding Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses

Dry eyes can pose unique challenges for contact lens wearers, leading to irritation, redness, and discomfort. Factors such as prolonged screen time, environmental conditions, and certain medications can exacerbate these symptoms. This is where the expertise of our eye care professional becomes invaluable.

Our optometrist can conduct a comprehensive contact lens exam to assess the impact of dry eyes on your vision and recommend suitable contact lens options. By understanding the correlation between dry eyes and contact lenses, you can make informed decisions to enhance your eye comfort.

Practical Tips and Habits for Comfort and Clarity

In addition to seeking professional guidance, there are several practical tips and habits that can significantly improve the experience of contact lens wearers with dry eyes. Some lifestyle adjustments recommended by our optometrists that can alleviate dry eye symptoms while wearing contact lenses include:

Hydrate and Nourish Your Body

•             Stay Hydrated: Drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to maintain overall hydration, which can help alleviate dry eyes.

•             Consume Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Incorporate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts, into your diet to support eye health and lubrication.

Practice Proper Contact Lens Care

•             Follow Cleaning and Replacement Guidelines: Adhere to the recommended cleaning and replacement schedules for your contact lenses to prevent deposits and maintain optimal moisture.

Environmental Considerations

•             Use a Humidifier: In dry or arid environments, using a humidifier can help increase moisture levels in the air, reducing the likelihood of dry eye symptoms.

Implementing these lifestyle changes and habits, advised by our optometrist, can significantly improve the comfort and clarity of contact lens wearers with dry eyes.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

Don't let dry eyes hinder your enjoyment of wearing contact lenses. By seeking the expertise of our optometrist, and incorporating practical tips and habits into your routine, you can alleviate discomfort and experience clearer vision. For personalized guidance and advanced solutions for dry eyes and contact lenses, call Eye & Contact Lens Center in Kirkland, WA, at (425) 822-8204 today. We are happy to provide you with additional details and set you up with an appointment!

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