Best eye drops for contact lens dryness

  • Thriller83

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    Jan 05, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    Any suggestions? Sometimes my eyes get really dry when I wear them. I almost have to continuously blink in order to produce tears to keep them moist.
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    Jan 05, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    Thriller83 saidAny suggestions? Sometimes my eyes get really dry when I wear them. I almost have to continuously blink in order to produce tears to keep them moist.

    It's unusual for someone as young as you to have dry eyes. It's more commonly associated with older people like me.

    In the US I use products from CIBA and Bausch & Lomb. I avoid anything with mercury in it, which irritates my eyes. There are specific products for dry-eye. I would consult your eye care specialist. You may not be a good candidate for contacts. Not everyone is.

    I wear daily disposables for social occasions. I wear them once, then throw them away. If you're wearing lenses you have to clean & store for re-wearing, perhaps your cleaning regimen isn't correct.

    Again, your eye care specialist is your best guide. I'm not sure asking here online is the best approach.
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    Jan 06, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    What kind of contacts do you wear? Daily, weekly, monthly? If you sleep in them- stop right now! Besides being horrible for your eyes, that is the number one reason for your contacts/eyes getting really dry. Even if I just take a short nap with mine in, later in the day they'll be dry and uncomfortable. You definitely want to soak them overnight, every night. But to answer your question, I use Alcon Opti-Free Express or Replenish, both work great for me and my past 2 optometrists both recommended it.