Dry Eyes & Contacts

Over 30 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. Sometimes, you can develop a condition called dry eye syndrome where your contacts can become uncomfortable. Dry eyes with contacts is what we call it when eyes don’t produce tears properly or don’t make enough fluid to keep your eyes lubricated and comfortable.

Dry eyes can be caused by several issues, such as damage to the tear glands or skin around the eyes, autoimmune conditions, medicines, hormonal changes, allergies and aging eyes. Dry eyes may cause pain, burning, a gritty feeling or blurred vision. But you don’t have to give up wearing contact lenses if you have dry eyes. Here are some of the best contact lenses for dry eyes*:

MPC silicone hydrogel contact lenses

These are one of the best contacts for dry eyes,the MPC polymer coating on the silicone hydrogel improved its water wettability and biocompatibility, while maintaining high oxygen permeability compared with the original silicone hydrogel. These molecules attract and surround themselves with water, and keep lenses moist and comfortable after 12 hours of wear. May provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear.

MPC silicone hydrogel contact lenses feel comfortable all day long, even in tough surroundings. Digital devices and environments with either cold air conditioning or dusty, dry air can cause discomfort and irritation to eyes. Provide smoothness and wettability to help reduce the feeling of tired or dry eyes, so you can perform at your best all day.

These contact lenses have a unique ultra-smooth surface technology that creates a protective surface layer of moisture that resists deposits better than other contact lenses for consistent comfort from day one to day 30. High oxygen transmissible lenses, making them ideal for wearers that keep contacts in for an extended period of time. Provide clear vision and consistent comfort, a protective layer of moisture at the surface that resists deposits all month long and up to five times more oxygen than traditional soft contact lenses for white, healthy-looking eyes.

If you have dry eyes, switching to a different type of contact lens is a good place to start. Make sure to always follow your doctor's advice before trying a certain pair of contact lenses, but hopefully the days of discomfort and blurred vision are gone.

*Always be sure to discuss the right type of contact lenses for your specific needs with your eyecare professional.