Finding Comfortable Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
If you routinely experience dry eyes, you understand the challenges of wearing contacts at the same time. At Griswold Eye Care in Jewett City, we do too. This is why we're here to provide the professional help you need to find relief and achieve your vision needs with comfortable contact lenses.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition characterized by when a person has insufficient tear production or poor tear quality. It can cause discomfort, redness, itching, and blurred vision, making contact lens wear difficult for those affected. Seeking professional help is crucial to addressing these challenges and finding suitable solutions.
An optometrist is well-versed in the complexities of dry eye syndrome. During a comprehensive eye exam, she will assess the health of your eyes and conduct a thorough evaluation of your dry eye condition, which helps determine the compatibility of contact lenses with your specific dry eye needs.
Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
Specialty contact lenses designed for dry eyes can offer significant benefits as these lenses are made from moisture-retaining materials and have increased oxygen permeability, promoting comfort and minimizing dryness during wear. Your optometrist will provide recommendations on the most suitable contact lens type and brand based on your unique condition and visual requirements.
The customized fitting process is essential to ensuring optimal comfort and vision, and your optometrist will take accurate measurements of your eye parameters and consider factors such as tear film assessment and overall comfort. Through a trial period, we will closely monitor your experience and make any necessary adjustments to achieve the best possible fit and visual clarity.
Other Treatments for Dry Eye
Education and training are key aspects of successful contact lens wear with dry eyes, and your eye doctor will provide guidance on proper handling and care of contact lenses to minimize dry eye symptoms. We will also share hygiene practices and tips for managing dry eyes while wearing contact lenses. By following these recommendations, you can enjoy improved comfort and overall eye health.
In addition to contact lenses, our optometrist may recommend supplemental lubricating eye drops or gels to alleviate dry eye symptoms. In some cases, prescription medications for dry eye management or lifestyle changes may also be suggested to promote better eye health. Dry eyes can be caused by various factors, including aging, environmental conditions, hormonal changes, certain medications, prolonged screen time, and underlying medical conditions.
Contact Griswold Eye Care in Jewett City, CT
If you're ready to find relief from dry eyes and experience the comfort and convenience that contact lenses have to offer, then it's time to take the next step. At Griswold Eye Care in Jewett City, you will experience personalized care, and we'll help discover the solution that will enhance your vision and eye health. To request an appointment, fill out our online form or call us at 860-376-2848.