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Dealing with Irritating Contact Lenses

Dealing with Irritating Contact Lenses

At Insight Complete Eye Care we treat patients suffering from eye and contact lens problems. Itchy, dry, and red eyes are some of the symptoms that make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable. Depending on the cause, there are multiple ways our Dallas optometrist can make contact wearing more comfortable. Here are some of the more common problems we see in our office.

Torn Contacts

If your contact lenses are only slightly torn, it can cause painful, irritated eyes without you ever knowing the cause. Carefully examine your contacts before applying them into your eyes, especially if you wear reusable lenses that need to be cleaned every night. The slightest tear on the edge of a lens is all that is needed to cause severe pain and discomfort.

Inadequate Cleaning

Unless you wear one-day contacts, proper cleaning and maintenance of reusable contacts will affect your eyes. If you're not paying close attention to your cleaning methods, you can leave deposits on the surface of the lens that can irritate your eyes or even cause an eye infection. Always clean your lenses according to optometrist or manufacturer's directions, and thoroughly rinse them before putting them away.

Dry Eyes

If your eyes don't produce enough tears naturally, irritation and dry contacts can make your eyes uncomfortable. In this situation, consider using artificial tears, which keep your eyes moisturized. If you continue to suffer from dry eyes, see your optometrist for further solutions.

Looking for an Eye Doctor in Dallas?

Irritating, painful contact lenses are just one of the eye problems you might face on any given day. The solution is to have a great optometry team to rely on whenever problems arise. Our friendly and professional staff is ready to help you will all of your eye care needs. Call Insight Complete Eye Care at 214-739-8611 today for an appointment.