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Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses: What You Need to Know

Do you experience a lot of eye irritation when wearing contact lenses? From purchasing idrop pur gel tears to enhancing your diet, here are some simple and easy to remember dry eye care tips for comfortable vision.

When it comes to correcting your vision, contact lenses offer a convenient, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable alternative to traditional eyeglasses. In fact they are often recommended by optometrists to patients of all ages due to their numerous benefits, which include:

  • Greater visual clarity
  • Better peripheral vision
  • A more natural and free look
  • Less visual distortions
  • A better/wider field of vision


From Eye Exams to I-Drop Pur Gel, We Keep You Comfortable in Your Contact Lenses

At Market Mall Optometry, our eye doctors are able to provide a comprehensive contact lens fitting service to check the health of your eye and determine which lenses are best suited for your particular needs.

If you suffer from dry eyes, we can recommend treatments, including I-Drop Pur Gel tears to ease any irritation and ensure you’re always comfortable and happy with your vision.

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3 Dry Eye Care Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

Dry eye is one of the main reasons why people give up wearing contact lenses and turn back to eyeglasses. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for you! There are certain dry eye care tips you can follow to make wearing your lenses more comfortable.


1. Talk to Your Eye Doctor About Eye Drops

There are many different types of eye drops, sprays, or washes that can help you eliminate the symptoms of dry eye exacerbated by contact lenses. Products such as I-DROP Pur can offer many benefits, including:

  • Instant relief from burning or itchy eyes
  • Better vision comfort
  • Replenished natural eye moisture
  • Refreshed eyes

Before you opt for any products, it’s important to talk to your eye doctor about your specific symptoms as they can help you choose the right course of treatment.



2. Look At Your Diet

As part of your dry eye care treatment, your eye doctor may suggest that you modify your diet to ensure that your nutrition is adequate. Talk to him/her about taking certain supplements, including:

  • Lutein
  • Vitamin A and C
  • Omega 3
  • Zeaxanthin

These have all been proven to create a positive change both in your eye health and your overall well-being.



3. Look After Your Contact Lenses Properly

A key aspect of wearing contact lenses is to make sure that you clean and take care of the lenses properly. This will prevent any deposits from building up and causing irritation, or even worse, a serious eye infection.

During a contact lens fitting, your optometrist can give you some guidelines on how to take care of your lenses. Some of these tips will include:

  • Minimize contact with water. Always remove your lenses before swimming or showering.
  • Do not rinse your lenses with tap or sterile water.
  • Always wash your hands before handling your lenses.
  • Never put your contact lenses in your mouth to wet them. Saliva could cause a serious eye infection.
  • Follow the specific contact lens cleaning and storage guidelines given to you by your eye doctor.
  • Rinse your contact lens case with solution not water and leave it open to dry.
  • Make sure to keep the case clean and replace it at least once every 3 months.



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Ready to make the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Our eye doctors can help ensure you find the perfect type of lens for your ocular needs. To find out more, visit our Calgary eye clinic at 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW (Next to Milestones) Calgary, Alberta, T3A 0E2.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-286-4884 or fill in our online contact form.

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