Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
Wearing contact lenses can be a convenient option for anyone who doesn't like or want to wear eyeglasses. But if you have a dry eye condition, you may be wondering whether you can wear contacts at all. Fortunately, there are some options to consider. If you're in the Deerfield Beach area and looking for an optician to help, Manufacturer Direct Eyewear / Power Optics - Deerfield Beach can assist you.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a condition where the surface of the eye doesn't stay as moist as it should. This generally occurs when the eye doesn't produce enough of its own lubrication. Many people use eye drops to increase the amount of liquid on the eye's surface, and there are also treatments that encourage people to produce more of their own tears.
Can I Wear Contacts?
Many standard contacts can be uncomfortable for people with dry eyes due to the lack of lubrication. A contact lens sits on the surface of the eye and generally moves a little when you blink or look around. If it can't float on the moisture in the eye, it can quickly become difficult to wear. It could make your eyes red, and they may feel itchy or as if you have sand in them.
In the past, most people with dry eye issues were either told they couldn't wear contact lenses or simply chose not to due to discomfort. New advances in lenses are providing more options for people with all kinds of conditions who weren't able to comfortably wear contacts in the past.
How Can an Optician Help?
An optician can help by finding the contacts that work best for your eyes, even if you have dry eye. Between the right contacts and proper eye care, you may be a candidate for contacts instead of eyeglasses. Eye drops could be needed for you to wear contact lenses comfortably, though, and you may not want to wear them all the time to give your eyes a break from the lenses.
Reach Out for Help Today
When you're in the Deerfield Beach area and looking for an optician to help with contacts for dry eye, get in touch with us at Manufacturer Direct Eyewear / Power Optics - Deerfield Beach. We have options for you to consider and can work with you to find a contact lens that meets your needs. Most people with dry eye can wear contacts, so you don't have to wear eyeglasses. Call us today at (954) 570-9293 to learn more.