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Contact Lens Options For Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common disorder of the tear film, affecting a significant percentage of the population, especially those older than 40 years.

Soft lenses may be recommended for people with dry eyes as they allow oxygen to pass through.

There are a number of lifestyle changes that may help some people with dry eyes. If these changes don’t improve dry eyes, people may want to discuss changing their prescription or contact lenses.

People should consider different types of contact lenses, depending on the cause of dry eye.

There are a number of options to choose from:

Lens Care Solutions
Currently, the best lens care product for disinfecting contact lenses is a hydrogen peroxide-based solution. However, if peroxide remains on the contacts after disinfection, they can irritate the eye and worsen symptoms. People with dry eyes may find it helpful to change lens care solutions and make sure the solution is being used correctly.

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