What are the best contact lenses for dry eyes 2020?

contact lenses for dry eyes


One of the most common questions asked by contact lens wearers is; what are the best contact lenses for dry eyes? Whether you’re short-sighted or long-sighted, we stock a wide selection of the most comfortable contact lenses for dry eyes and astigmatism. These lenses will keep the surface of your eyes moist and help your eyes stay refreshed and hydrated throughout the day. 

Are daily contact lenses better for dry eyes?

Daily contact lenses are considered to be the best option for contact lens wearers who experience discomfort from dry eyes. This is because they can be disposed of by the end of the day.

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are particularly popular for dry eye sufferers as they allow more oxygen into the eye. This increases the level of comfort.

Popular daily disposable contact lenses for dry eyes

Daily disposable contact lenses can be considered a more comfortable and healthier lens wearing option. This is because they are replaced more often, avoiding any build-up of protein deposits on your lenses. We’ve compiled a list of the best daily contact lenses for dry eyes and explain how they help.  Here’s our list of the best contact lens brands for dry eyes.

One of the most affordable daily disposable contact lenses on the market, comfi Daily Disposable boasts a premium level of comfort. With 58% of water content, they are designed to keep your eyes refreshed and lubricated from morning till night.

Made with a highly breathable silicone hydrogel design, comfi Pure 1 Day daily disposable contact lenses offer an unrivaled degree of comfort and freedom for your eyes. This makes them ideal for those who are more susceptible to dry eyes.

Focus Dailies All Day Comfort are regarded as the best contact lens brand on the market for daily disposable contact lenses. They offer an exceptional lens for those prone to dry eyes. These contact lenses feature Blink-activated moisture technology to ensure that your eyes are refreshed with every single blink.

These are an upgrade of Bausch & Lomb’s Focus Dailies All Day Comfort. Dailies AquaComfort Plus offer the manufacturer’s trademark Blink-activated moisturising technology, whilst offering a 69% water content.

The world’s first water gradient contact lens, Dailies Total 1 boasts a water content that increases up to 80% at the surface of the lens. This means that as the day goes on, you can be sure that your eyes stay hydrated through your Dailies Total 1 lenses.

1 Day Acuvue Moist

The UK’s most popular contact lens, 1 Day Acuvue Moist is an exceptional option for any lens wearers who regularly suffer from dry eyes. LACREON® technology works to bind moisture to the surface of the lens, keeping eyes hydrated and refreshed all day long.

Monthly contact lenses for dry eyes

Monthly contact lenses are specifically designed to provide the same level of comfort you would experience from the first day of wearing the lenses to the last. Find the best monthly contact lenses for dry eyes from top brands including Biofinity and Air Optix.

comfi Air are exceptional monthly contact lenses, suitable for dry eyes. These silicone hydrogel lenses are combined with a BioPlus wetting agent, together, they ensure outstanding comfort and hydration throughout the day.

Made from a moisture rich material, Biofinity are monthly contact lenses designed to be worn by those with sensitive eyes. The lenses manage to lock in water, delivering moisture and hydration to eyes throughout each day of wear.

Air Optix Aqua are impressive monthly lenses, known for their highly breathable silicone hydrogel material . They also have an exceptional water retention.

Another monthly contact lens suited to dry eyes, Proclear contact lenses were designed by CooperVision using PC Technology to aid water retention throughout the day. This means that your eyes will be able to withstand extensive computer use, air conditioning and other factors.

What are the best toric contact lenses for dry eyes?

The best contact lenses for astigmatism and visual correction are toric contact lenses. We have plenty of these suitable for those who are particularly susceptible to dry eyes.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric are an upgraded version of Focus Dailies Toric. They deliver blink-activated moisture technology alongside a triple moisturising formula. This essentially means longer-lasting hydration for your eyes from morning till night.

1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism

These daily disposable toric contact lenses are some of the most advanced around. The 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism have been created with a blink-stabilised design, delivering stable and clear vision. They are made using Acuvue’s renowned LACREON technology enabling the lens to retain its moisture all day long and keeping your eyes hydrated and healthy.

Biofinity Toric

The material used to make Biofinity Toric is moisture-rich and naturally wettable. This means that the lens will stay moist and comfortable to wear all day long (if cleaned and stored in contact lens solutions). This monthly contact lens is a great choice for those susceptible to dry eye, offering a highly breathable and hydrating toric option.

Air Optix for Astigmatism

This impressive monthly toric lens is known for its breathable nature, ensured by a soft and comfortable silicone hydrogel material. Also ideal for dry eyes, Air Optix for Astigmatism retains its water content throughout the day, keeping eyes feeling good over even the longest of days

What are the best multifocal contact lenses for dry eyes?

As we grow older, we begin to age and our eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. Vision becomes blurry, and tasks such as reading become very difficult. This condition is called presbyopia, and can be corrected by multifocal contact lenses, also known as varifocal lenses.

Multifocal versions of popular contact lens brands can be found at Feel Good Contacts. They contain two or more prescriptions to aid your vision in transitioning between distances. If you need presbyopic correction and have particularly sensitive eyes, don’t worry, you’ll be able to find the ideal multifocal contacts for you.


1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal are some of our best-selling daily disposable multifocal lenses. Created with comfort and hydration in mind, these dailies feature LACREON technology to deliver all day moisture for those with even the most sensitive of eyes.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal

Another pair of exceptional daily disposables for those who suffer from presbyopia, Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal make use of a Triple Moisturising Formula. They’ve also been designed with blink-activated technology, so that eyes are refreshed every single time you blink.

Biofinity Multifocal

Suitable for monthly wear, or as extended wear lenses (if approved for you by an optician), Biofinity Multifocal lenses are ideal for dry eyes. Aquaform Technology, coupled with a breathable silicone hydrogel design, keeps the lenses soft, flexible and wettable, guaranteeing comfort and hydration from morning till night.

This impressive multifocal contact lens is made from silicone hydrogel, ensuring eyes stay fresh, and healthy during wear. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal are renowned for their suitability to sensitive eyes, maintaining their water content throughout the day.

What are the best coloured contacts for dry eyes?

When it comes to colour contact lenses, some lens wearers find it harder to find lenses for their sensitive eyes. You’ll be delighted to know that Feel Good Contacts stock a wide selection of coloured contact lenses  for sensitive eyes. These lenses are suitable for both visual correction and cosmetics purposes. 

Air Optix Colors contact lenses provide the ultimate monthly colour contact lens for dry eyes. Their silicone hydrogel design and 33% water content will give your eyes that colour update you’ve been looking for without compromising on comfort and safety. Our Air Optix Colours contacts are manufactured to last the whole day in the office, or the whole night out.


comfi Colors 1 day are daily coloured contact lenses that won’t compromise on comfort or hygiene. Made from a patented hydrogel material, a thin lens design and as a daily disposable option to offer an incredibly smooth and comfortable lens wear. This essentially means you have a fresh new pair to apply every morning. Choose from five stylish colours and enjoy hydrated eyes from morning till night.

Can you wear extended wear contact lenses for dry eyes?

You can indeed wear extended wear lenses for dry eyes. However, you should always consult with your opticians or an eye doctor before you do so. Our Biofinity multifocal lenses are great for people with dry eyes as are our Acuvue Oasys lenses. 

Our Acuvue Oasys lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. This prevents the eyes from drying out, by allowing up to six times more oxygen to reach the eye. These lenses will keep eyes moist and refreshed for the whole day. This lens includes Hydraclear Plus Technology enabling them to retain a wettable surface and keep the eyes hydrated. 

PureVision 2 is also a suitable choice as extended wear for dry eyes. These highly breathable lenses made from silicon hydrogel feature a ComfortMoist Technology which keeps them moist and comfortable to wear. Dry eyes from digital screen use, indoor heating and air conditioning will no longer be a problem. 

Air Optix Night & Day Aqua lenses combine a silicone hydrogel design with TriComfort technology for a smooth and moist lens. They are depsoit-resistant, enabling them to lock in moisture,keeping eyes hydrated whilst preventing the build up of protein and debris throughout the day. This will prevent discomfort and damage to the cornea. They are suitable for 30 days and 30 nights of continuous wear as long as prescribed by your optician.


What is dry eye?

There is a good reason as to why many people want to know what the best contacts for dry eyes are. Dry eyes can be an uncomfortable and even painful condition to deal with on a daily basis. They can be caused by a variety of factors in everyday living.

Long hours at the office staring at a computer without blinking can have adverse effects on your eyes by reducing the rate at which they hydrate themselves. Your eyes rely on the moisture that blinking provides to stay healthy. When your blinking rate is severely reduced, your eyes will begin to dry out (as will your contact lenses).

This can lead to eyes feeling itchy, irritated and sometimes inflamed and painful.

How can I get rid of dry eye?

Fortunately, dry eye syndrome is a short-term condition. Symptoms can include red eyes and discomfort . You should find that any uncomfortable symptoms will subside once you give your eyes a break from the computer screen and catch up on some sleep.

However, faster and more effective relief can be achieved with the use of treatment such as eye drops. At Feel Good Contacts, we stock a huge range of eye drops for dry eyes, as well as other dry eye treatments that include eye masks and sprays.

A preservative free cleaning solution such as our Biotrue Multi-Purpose solution is also recommended to keep your lenses clean and combat dryness. 

Dry eyes can lead to scarring on the surface of the eye if left untreated and can affect both the cornea and conjunctiva.


Is a higher water content better for dry eyes?

The higher the water content, the more chance the lens has of drawing moisture away from the eye. Therefore a higher water content is not necessarily better for dry eyes. However, lens technologies can make up for this. Most soft contacts range between 38% and 79% in water content. With this in mind, we recommend speaking with your optician to determine which lenses are best suited to your eyes.

We hope you can find the best contacts for dry eyes to suit your needs. 


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