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Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Are you suffering from dry eyes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million American citizens wear contact lenses. However, if you have dry eye syndrome, it may be uncomfortable to use some contact lenses. Today's Vision Cinco Ranch has experienced optometrists serving Katy, TX. We treat a variety of eye conditions and diseases.

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What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eye may result from several conditions including:

  • Damage or infection on the skin near your eyes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Allergies
  • Medication such as birth control drugs and antidepressants

You can develop the dry eye condition if you wear contact lenses for long. It results in itchiness, grittiness, and severe pain. It is advisable to treat the specific cause of the syndrome or to wear different contact lenses.

Dry Eyes Treatment Options

Our eye doctor identifies the cause of dry eye before they treat you. If your eyes produce insufficient tears, they may advise you to apply lubricating eye drops. However, if your lenses worsen the dry eye condition, you may try several options including wearing different lens materials, lens sizes and changing your lens water content.

Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Soft Contact Lenses

Certain contact lenses minimize dry eye when you wear contact lenses such as:

Bausch + Lomb Ultra: They are silicone hydrogel lenses which use the Moisture Seal technology to offer comfort. The lenses maintain moisture for over 15 hours, and they provide a client satisfaction guarantee. 

Dailies Total 1: You can use them daily. They have a unique water gradient design, 33% water content at the core and 80% water content at the back and the front surface. Dailies lenses offer a smooth surface throughout the day. 

Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses have a large diameter, and they are gas permeable (GP). Their corneal surface prevents your eye's front surface from drying. You can customize your scleral lenses to fit irregular corneas and to have an acute vision. 

Orthokeratology

Ortho-k, orthokeratology is a particular contact lens technique in which dry eye patients wear special gas permeable lenses overnight. They correct refractive errors such as shortsightedness and reshape your cornea. Ortho-k lenses eliminate the need to wear ordinary contact lenses at daytime. They minimize dry eye symptoms.

Contact Our Today's Vision Cinco Ranch in Katy, TX!

Are you in need of quality contact lenses for dry eyes?

Today's Vision Cinco Ranch offers a variety of lenses including scleral and soft contact lenses to manage dry eye. We are the leading eye clinic in Katy, TX. Call us at (281) 347-3937 to schedule an appointment.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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