Skip to main content

Located in the Walmart Supercenter in Parker, CO

Call 303-500-1966
Book an Appointment
Home » Contact Lenses and Fittings in Parker, CO » Contacts For Patients With Dry Eye

Contacts For Patients With Dry Eye

Pretty woman holding a contact lens in Parker, CO

Contact Lenses can often make your eyes feel dry. If you already suffer from dry eye syndrome, then wrong lenses can exacerbate the problem.

Generally speaking, soft contact lenses are better for patients with chronic dry eye. Soft contacts allow oxygen to pass through so that your eyes can better breathe. They also hold water, which in turn will help to keep your eyes wet.

Contact lenses made from silicone require less wetness and also allow oxygen to pass through easily. Even though these lenses are more expensive, they may be worth it for someone who suffers from chronic dry eye syndrome. Scleral lenses, which are custom-fitted for even irregular corneas, are also very effective in keeping your eye moist.

Replacing your contacts on a regular basis help to ensure that your lenses stay moist. Daily disposable lenses are probably the best and most comfortable option for dry eye sufferers.

Finally, lubricating eye drops can help with dry eye syndrome can also help your dry eyes while wearing contacts. It’s important to make sure that any drops you use are meant to be used while wearing contact lenses. You can ask our eye doctors for more information.

Of course, if your dry eye or eye irritation becomes too severe, remove your contacts, and schedule an appointment with our optometrists immediately.

Read More at our Dry Eye Blog

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes! Summer Eye Care Near You Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Eye allergy relief near you Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes...