Fighting Contact Lens Discomfort
Contact lenses are a real blessing – you can see everything clearly and have the opportunity to enjoy wearing all kinds of branded sunglasses instead of squinting from the sunlight while wearing prescription glasses in summer. The amount of people who are looking cool and being thankful whilst wearing their Prada or Ray Ban sunglasses is endless!
But some people suffer from contact lens discomfort. There are in fact so many factors that may cause unpleasant feelings when wearing sunglasses that it’s easy to get confused. So let’s consider the major symptoms and find out what exactly may be wrong with your lenses.
End of day discomfort
If wearing lenses bothers you only at the end of the day – this may be cause by the dehydration of the lenses. In this case it’s recommended to opt for the silicone hydrogel contacts and the lenses with lower water content – these tend to dehydrate slower.
You have just put the lens into the eye – and all of a sudden your eyes burn. It might be that your eyelash got between the eye and the lens. What is more, some substances may cause burning sensation. So make sure to put on make-up after having put the lenses on. Wash your hands with perfume-free soap and dry your hand onto the lint-free cloth.
Something-in-my-eye kind of feeling
When you experience these without wearing lenses – consult your eye doctor. This may be the symptom of conjunctivitis or other unpleasant eye diseases. But if you feel it once you’ve put your eyes on and you always aware that you are wearing contacts – something is wrong with the size of the lens. Maybe the diameter or the base curve is not right for you.
Dry eye feeling
If you have noticed that your eyes feel dry when you wear contact lenses, it might be a good idea to start using eye drops. Still remember that not all eye drops and lenses are compatible, so you should consult your eye doctor before making the purchase. He or she may also recommend you special contact lenses for dry eyes.
Red eyes are often (but not always) the sign of the allergy. The allergy may be caused by either external factors like pollen and dust or by your eyecare products – try changing your lens solution. This kind of contact lens discomfort may occur if some bacteria in your eye – remember to take proper care of your lenses to prevent the formation of protein deposits. Note that red eyes especially when they are also swollen may be an indicator of some severe problems with the eyes – see your eye doctor to prevent further problems.