Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
If you have dry eyes, it can be challenging to find contact lenses that are comfortable and stay in place. At Lavenburg Medical Group in Newark, DE and Elkton MD, and Wilmington DE, we provide eye exams to learn more about your condition and recommend contact lenses that will offer comfort and help you see clearly. Learn more about dry eye and the types of contact lenses available for this condition below:
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common condition that causes irritation, redness, and difficulty wearing contact lenses. You may experience dry eye if your eyes don’t produce enough natural tears or if the tears are of poor quality. Some symptoms of dry eye include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Eye fatigue
- Trouble wearing contact lenses
- Difficulty driving at night
- Watery eyes following periods of dryness
- The feeling that a foreign object is in your eye
- Burning or stinging sensation in the eye
While symptoms can come and go, if you experience dry eye regularly, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our optometrists.
Types of Contacts for Dry Eye
If you have dry eye syndrome, you will still be able to wear contact lenses. However, our optometrists may prescribe eye drops to provide relief. There are several types of contacts that we may recommend if you have symptoms of dry eye, including:
- Silicone hydrogen contact lenses: These lenses allow more oxygen to reach the eye than standard contact lenses
- Daily disposable lenses: Since these lenses are only tossed at the end of the day, they can provide relief from issues that may occur from constantly wearing contacts
- Scleral lenses: These lenses cover the front of the eye, which ensures that the eye doesn't dry out
It can take some trial and error to determine the right type of contacts for your needs. If you try contact lenses and notice that your condition gets worse, we suggest speaking with our eye doctors about trying a different brand or type of lens.
Contact us for Treatment Today!
If you're searching for contact lenses for dry eyes, our team at Lavenburg Medical Group in Newark, DR, and Elkton, MD, can help. We can perform an eye exam to determine the lenses that will reduce your symptoms and fit comfortably. To schedule your appointment with one of our optometrists, contact us at (302) 993-0722 today.