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Contact Lenses in the Winter

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It’s wintertime and glasses just don’t cut it when you want to do your favorite sports. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, or just enjoying the frost in the air, contact lenses allow you to participate in the winter sports you love.

Winter dry eyes can be particularly debilitating as the contact lenses can cause even further dryness and irritation. Contact lens rewetting drops can help your eyes feel better and may also allow you to see more clearly. Not all eyedrops are appropriate for use with contact lenses, so ask your optometrist which eyedrop is compatible with your contacts and cleaning solution. If rewetting drops don’t help, consider opting for glasses when your dry eyes are bad, and speak to your optometrist about which brands of contact lenses are better for dry eyes. Many people find dry eye improvement when they switch to daily single-use contact lenses.

If your contact lenses continue to irritate you during the winter, consider taking a break and wear your glasses for a few days.

Contact lenses are convenient and comfortable for most users Your eye doctor offers a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact lenses, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs