Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

One of the biggest complaints among those who wear contact lenses is they experience times when their eyes feel dry and itchy. Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems among those who wear contact lenses and even among non-contact lens wearers; however, those who wear contacts experience more pronounced symptoms. 

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Dry eye syndrome is uncomfortable but can easily be treated and diagnosed with a contact lens exam by an optometrist. The ophthalmology staff at Lavenburg Medical Group is dedicated to helping patients in Newark DE, Elkton MD, and Wilmington DE, with their dry eye treatment. 

Best Contact Lens for Dry Eyes

With the advancement of technology and contact lens development, various brands of contact lenses are now designed for dry eye syndrome to help those who suffer from chronic dry eyes. Some of the best soft contact lenses for dry eyes include: 

  • Bausch + Lomb Ultra are silicone hydrogel lenses offering all-day comfort and helping combat dry eye syndrome.
  • CooperVision Proclear is a popular contact lens for those with dry eyes because of the high-water hydrogel material used to develop these contact lenses. 
  • Dailies Total, by Alcon, are single-use daily disposable contact lenses with a water gradient design to help with dry eyes. 
  • Extreme H2O, by X-Cel Specialty Contacts, helps reduce contact lens-related dry eye conditions and symptoms. 
  • Zenlens, by Alden Optical, offers scleral lenses for dry eyes with large-diameter rigid gas permeable lenses designed to increase comfort and prevent eyes from drying out. 

Can Eye Drops Help with My Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye treatment for contact lens wearers includes more than selecting contact lenses designed to combat symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Your eye doctor may suggest or prescribe eye drops to help with dry eye syndrome that works well with contact lenses. Speak with your optometrist to learn which eye drops are best for dry eye treatment optometrist. 

Receive Dry Eye Treatment from an Optometrist

If you need dry eye treatment, call to speak with your eye doctor to learn more about your options as a contact lens wearer. The optometrist may conduct a contact lens exam to determine if your contacts are causing the dry eye symptoms and how a different brand of contact lenses or if eye drops can help. The ophthalmology staff at Lavenburg Medical Group helps patients with dry eye syndrome in Newark DE, Elkton MD, and Wilmington DE. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists. 

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