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3 Tips For Dealing With Contact Lens Discomfort

by Caitlin Obara

If you wear contacts, you shouldn't always be experiencing eye discomfort. Many people think that when you wear contacts you will feel them on your eye and that they could hurt or be uncomfortable. But that isn't necessarily true. If the contacts fit correctly and are properly cared for, you shouldn't even notice that they are there.

Here are some causes for discomfort while wearing your contacts.

1. Dry Eyes

People get dry eye all the time. It is something that can affect people with perfect vision and those with who need vision correction. Some of the causes for dry eyes can be dehydration, a genetic condition, or an illness.

If you are already experiencing dry eye, it could be irritated by wearing contacts. In fact, some people who have genetic dry eye might not even be able to wear contacts because they experience too much discomfort.

Luckily, if you are dealing with dry eye, you can usually find a solution, even if you have a genetic problem. This might include some special eye drops, drinking more water, or wearing a different type of contacts that help to hydrate the eye while you wear it.

2. Environmental Allergies

Another reason that you might experience problems with your contacts is that you have environmental allergies. If you have allergies it will cause itchy eyes. This can be especially bad if you wear contacts, since the contacts will attract the allergens and hold them on your eyes. People who have environmental allergies, and who wear contacts, might experiencing consistent itchy and watery eyes.

In order to fix this, you need to be cleaning your contacts thoroughly every night. This will help to remove any allergens from the contact. In addition, it might be best to try and wear glasses rather than your contacts until the allergy season passes.

3. Replace The Contacts More Often

Another reason that many people experiencing problems is that they don't replace their contacts enough. When you use contacts that are dried out, scratched, or old, it can make your eyes hurt, and could even cause damage to the cornea. That is why it is so important to replace the contact as directed by the provider of the contacts. You might even need to replace the contact earlier if you are experiencing discomfort while wearing it.

By doing these things you can make sure that you are properly wearing your contacts so that you don't experience discomfort. For more help, contact a company like A New Vision with your questions and comments.