Contact Lens Basics

Contact Lens for Dry Eyes? Yes, you may heave a sigh of relief!

Dry eyes are nothing but just they are lack of tears. You have dry eyes and even your doctor has confirmed it, you are thinking of having contact lenses and just are puzzled if it is available or not for you?  You can heave a sigh of relief as there are contact lenses just made for your eyes. A lot of efforts and research are going on for developing perfect dry eye contact lenses.

There are a lot of reasons to have dry eyes and they vary from person to person. It is also a fact that the perfect dry eye contact lenses do not exist. The researchers have made a host of different types of contact lenses for dry eyes, so, there is a great possibility of having contact lenses for your dry eyes.

The lenses like the Proclear Compatibles by cooper vision or the Extreme H2O contact lens keeps the dry eye patients comfortable because the lenses are made with high water content and they keep back the moisture throughout the day. These contact lenses were made only keeping the dry eyes in the mind.

Since dry eyes are the result of lack of tears, they are nothing to be serious about. In some cases, it produces slow tear and in some cases it is a fast evaporation of tears while some view that it’s just a matter of tear quality. Due to such variants and several types of syndromes of dry eyes, you have to see which can work on your dry eyes.

The silicone hydrogel lenses are known as the newest breed of soft contact lens. Like other soft lenses, the silicone hydrogels do not dehydrate and it also increase comfort level. The right silicone lenses accompanied by a good conditioning solution are helping many people with dry eyes.

Fitting the lens with very low content is another solution. According to the theory that something that needs less water will also take less from the eye. For example the lens which has only 38% water content will not need to take more tears from the eye to stay moisturized and it also less prone to dehydration. On the other hand, a contact lens with 55% or more water content will take more tears from the eye resulting in the dry eyes.

Since the comfort of dry eyes is focused here, simply changing the lens care system and solutions can alleviate the dry eye solutions.

When it comes to the established brands, Proclear Compatible, Extreme H2O, silicone hydrogel, or low water content contact lenses will be better for you if you are with dry eyes.