Is There Anything I Can Do To Help With The Feeling That My Eyes Are Drying Out After Wearing Contact Lenses?

Question: Is there anything I can do to help with the feeling that my eyes are drying out after wearing contact lenses for the day?

Answer: A lot of patients, especially as they get into their 30s and 40s, start having dryness with their contact lenses even though they've been comfortable for years beforehand. The best approach is to see an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor who specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the eye, and make sure that you don't have any underlying problems like blepharitis or dry eye that might be contributing to your contact lens use problems. The other thing that you can do is to make sure that you maintain your contact lens hygiene and replace the lens as recommended. There are also rewetting drops that can be used during the day. But the most important thing is to make sure that the surface of the eye is healthy, and once you do that, that will improve your contact lens comfort.

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