Nothing is more irritating than having contact lenses that hurt, itch, pop out, or are just downright uncomfortable. If you are at the point where you are ready to either trade your lenses in for glasses altogether or just go blind, then we have got some tips to help. From keeping your eyes lubricated to putting your lenses in with clean hands, this article will list a few ways to help your contacts feel more comfortable.
Keep Your Eyes Lubricated
The weather, medication, and even lenses themselves can dry your eyes out and make them feel uncomfortable. And if your eyes are already dry and then you put contact lenses in, it’s just going to make the discomfort that much stronger. Try lubricating your eyes every day and night with either artificial tears or gel drops.
For patients who have really sensitive eyes and haven’t been successful with traditional contact lenses, we may recommend that you try Dailies. Dailies are designed to be used one time only and so at the end of the day, you just throw them out. Because dailies are used only once it decreases the number of germs and bacteria on a contact lens substantially which can make them more comfortable.
Wash Your Hands
If you put your contact lenses in with dirty, oil fill hands, then they are likely going to burn, irritate, and sting your eyes. Make sure that you wash your hands every time you put your contact lenses in or take them out.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact lenses aren’t for everyone, but sometimes even they deserve another chance. By trying these three tips, you can hopefully feel more comfortable and less irritated with your lenses. To learn more, schedule an eye appointment at Keamy Eye and Laser Centre. Contact our Westborough office at 508-836-8733