Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Covering your cornea with the right contact lenses can help reduce the severity of dry eye symptoms like blurred vision and irritation. If you have difficulties finding the right contact lenses in Leawood, get in touch with Dr. Ohde at Vision Professionals of Leawood for an examination, diagnosis, and recommendation of the right contact lenses for your eye condition.

Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Soft Lenses

Soft lenses are ideal for people suffering from chronic dry eye problems. Their construction materials (flexible plastic and water) work in tandem to allow for the passage of oxygen and allow the eyes to breathe. Soft contact lenses are easier to adapt to, gentler, and more comfortable for the eyes than other contact lenses, making them ideal for your chronic eye problem.

Rigid Gas Permiable (RGP) Contact Lenses

The RGP contact lenses last longer and are more resistant than soft contact lenses. They also give longer and crisper vision than soft contact lenses. However, RGP lenses take longer (approximately four weeks) to get used to the eye than soft contacts.

Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Extended wear contact lenses are designed for overnight application. Their length of wear may range from 1 to 30 nights depending on the type of lens and your eye tolerance for overnight application. Overnight contact lenses can contribute to serious eye infections due to poor use practices. Be sure to consult your eye doctor about the best use practices before starting this option.

Daily Wear Contact Lens

As the name goes, the daily wear contact lenses are designed for use during the day. You should not use them during the night lest you risk a severe eye infection. For the best experience, ensure you remove them at night, then clean them using a contact lens solution before storage. Your eye care provider will inform you of the other best-use practices.

How to Choose the Best Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Getting the right contact lens for dry eyes can be challenging. Suppose you have been experiencing signs of dry eyes like irritation, redness, watery eyes, or a burning sensation. In that case, you should seek professional eye care services for examination, diagnosis, and prescription of the right contact lenses.

Are You Looking for Eye Care Services in Leawood, KS?

At Vision Professionals of Leawood, Dr. Ohde understands that every eye has different vision requirements. As such, we use the latest equipment to test your eyes and determine the right contact lenses. Call our team today at (913) 239-9446 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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