If you think you can’t wear contact lenses because of your dry eyes, that’s understandable. It would seem that contacts wouldn’t work at all on dry eyes. That’s not the case at all really. You have a number of options if you want to get rid of your glasses and start wearing contacts.
You see dry eyes are a problem for many people. That’s why the contact lens manufacturers have spent enormous amounts of money developing lenses for people just like you. Now almost anyone with dry eyes can find contacts that will work for you.
Here’s the trick. Contacts ride on a layer of tears right on the surface of the eye. If contact wearing is comfortable, that layer of moisture keeps the contacts floating just above the surface of the eye. If your eyes are dry, the contacts may really be contacting the eye and that can lead to irritation and discomfort. Here’s where the design of contacts helps…
The contacts for dry eyes are made from a special material that’s called hydrophilic. That means water loving. These lenses just love water. So much so that the lenses may be about half water and they retain the water too. So the lenses are so watery that they almost blend with the moisture on your eye and stay moist. The high moisture helps the contacts float just right and stay comfortable for long periods.
There are several companies that makes these lenses. Johnson& Johnson makes the Acuvue Advance and the Acuvue Oasys. Both are high moisture lenses that work well for many people. My wife wears the Acuvue Oasys. She had given up on contacts years ago because her eyes were dry. The Oasys let her take off the glasses and wear comfortable contacts again.
You may too be able to wear contacts lenses for dry eyes. The trick is the contacts material is so wet and stays wet even on dry eyes. That’s why these lenses may work for you.
Look at the Acuvue Advance Contacts if you need contact lenses for dry eyes.