The complaint our Woodland eye doctors most commonly hear about wearing contact lenses is dryness. Even those wearing daily lenses find that towards the end of each day, their contact lenses start to feel dry and their eyes a bit itchy or red. Contact lenses wrap around the whole eye and naturally cause it to “breath” less as the day goes on. What can be done and is there any specific brand that best solves or relieves the issues of comfort, redness, fatigue or dryness related to contact lens use?
Over the last few years, soft lenses and daily lenses have helped relieve some of these issues. Today, over 80% of our patients at Lifetime Eye Care Associates wear contact daily contact lenses. We have found that the best brand to keep the eye moist and not dry is the Dailies Total 1. These lenses are extremely breathable, with a water gradient technology that approaches 100% water on the outer surface, leaving your eyes moist throughout the day. They are designed with over 80% water content, nearly the same as the surface of your eye. Click here to learn more about Dailies Total 1.
Scleral contact lenses are also a solution, as their large-diameter rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses wrap around the entire corneal surface. This protection helps keep the eye moist and from experience dry eyes.