2 Tips To Avoid Developing Dry Eyes While Wearing Your Multifocal Contact Lenses During The Day


If you deal with a number of prescription issues, then you may have to alternate between different contact lenses. This can often be frustrating and cause discomfort to your eyes. Therefore, doctors often recommend multifocal contact lenses. These lenses are filled with a number of prescriptions to fit your optical needs. While multifocal contact lenses are often more convenient, they can still cause your eyes to dry out during the day. Once your eyes dry out while wearing the lenses, you may begin to experience itchiness and redness. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use to avoid developing dry eyes while wearing your multifocal contact lenses.

Carry Artificial Tears with You

Individuals who do not wear contact lenses can also suffer from dry eyes. This happens because the location may be warmer and dryer. Therefore, it is always important to be prepared for your location or potential dry eyes by carrying artificial tears with you when you leave your home. This is especially true if you will be exposed to hot temperatures for extended periods of time. Dry weather often makes it difficult for you to produce enough of your own tears. Once this buffer between your eyes and your multifocal lenses is gone, your lenses will begin to rub directly against your eyeball. The feeling is often similar to the touch of sandpaper. Therefore, a drop or two of artificial tears can be used to help restore moisture to your eyes and contact lenses. 

Stay Hydrated

Keeping all aspects of your body moisturized often needs to occur from within. If you do not drink enough fluids throughout the day and end up dehydrated, then this can trigger your dry eyes. If you are performing any kind of physical activity or will be exposed to hotter temperatures, then you need to be more cognizant of how much fluid you consume. The more you consume, the easier it will be for your eyes to produce their own natural tears. If it is difficult for you to consume water because of the taste, then you can try to sweeten or flavor the water using fruits.

Multifocal contact lenses can be the best solution for prescription contact lenses if you are dealing with multiple vision issues and are very active. However, struggling with dry eyes can make wearing the lenses feel like a battle. Therefore, use these tips to help ease this pain and avoid dry eyes during the day.


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