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What are the best contact lenses for dry eyes 2023?
Medically reviewed by Tina Patel, Contact Lens Optician at Feel Good Contacts
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 the lenses are disposed of at the end of each day.
Modern silicone hydrogel contact lenses combined with moisture technology are particularly popular for dry eye sufferers as they provide ultimate comfort and hydration.
Popular daily disposable contact lenses for dry eyes
Daily disposable contact lenses are widely considered to be a more manageable and healthier lens wearing option for all. This is because they are replaced more often, reducing the risk of contamination from the build-up of deposits on your lenses and eliminating the burdensome daily cleaning routine.
We’ve compiled a list of the best daily contact lenses for dry eyes and provided information that explains how they help. Here’s our list of the best contact lens brands for dry eyes.
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.
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.
What are the best multifocal contact lenses for dry eyes?
As we grow older, the effects of aging on our bodies become more noticeable 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 for great prices 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.
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 that are suitable for even sensitive eyes. These lenses are suitable for both visual correction and cosmetics purposes.
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 your optician or an eye doctor before you do so. Biofinity’s range of extended wear lenses is great for people with dry eyes, as are Acuvue Oasys lenses.
The Acuvue Oasys ranges we stock 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 refreshed as well as moist for the whole day. Using Hydraclear Plus Technology, these lenses enable excellent water retention via a wettable surface, keeping dry eyes hydrated.
PureVision 2 is also a suitable choice for an extended wear contact lens for dry eyes. These highly breathable lenses made from silicone hydrogel feature ComfortMoist Technology which keeps them consistently moist and comfortable to wear. As such, dry eyes from digital screen use, indoor heating and air conditioning should no longer be a problem.
What is dry eye?
There is a good reason why many people want to know which contact lenses are best for dry eyes. 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 as it reduces the rate at which they hydrate themselves. Your eyes rely on the moisture that blinking provides to stay healthy. So, when your blink 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 usually a short-term condition. Symptoms can include red eyes, discomfort, excessive watering plus more. 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.
Dry eyes can lead to scarring on the surface of the eye if left untreated and can affect both the cornea and conjunctiva. It is important to visit your optician so they can provide a personalised recommendation to combat your dry eyes.
To find out more about dry eyes treatments, rate your symptoms on our Dry Eyes Quiz.
Is a higher water content better for dry eyes?
The higher the water content, the greater the chance your lenses have of drawing moisture away from the eye. Therefore, higher water content is not necessarily better for dry eyes.
However, lens technologies can make up for this problem. Most soft contacts range between 38% and 79% water content. With this in mind, we recommend speaking with your optician to determine which lenses are best suited for your eyes.
We hope you can find the best contacts for dry eyes to suit your needs.
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