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Contact Lenses for Dry Eye

One of the more common problems associated with contact lenses is dry eye syndrome.

Thanks to modern contact lens technology, there are now a wide range of contact lens care products that often can improve ocular comfort while wearing lenses.

While there is no one specific type of “dry eye contact lens,” certain lenses may relieve your dryness symptoms.

Water and Contact Lenses

While it may seem logical that “the wetter the lens, the wetter the eye,” the truth is that the opposite is generally true. When lenses with high water content begin to dry, they make up the loss by absorbing water from the eye, contributing to dry eyes.

In this situation, the eye doctors at Parkridge Vision in Lone Tree may recommend switching to a contact lens with lower water content.

Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

One of the most recent “dry eye contact lenses” are called Silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses are made from a material with higher than average oxygen permeability and lower water content than traditional soft lenses.

If you are experiencing dryness with standard soft contact lenses, especially toward the end of the day, our eye exam team near Denver may recommend switching to silicone hydrogel lenses.

Dry Eye Contact Lenses

For a diagnosis of your particular dry eye symptoms and a recommendation of which dry eye lenses are best for your particular needs, visit Dr. Sancho and Dr. Marlatt at Parkridge Vision in Lone Tree (Denver). Our office is just minutes away from Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker and Highlands Ranch.