Contact Lenses for
Dry Eyes

Even if you’ve had 20/20 vision all your life, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration can sneak up on you with no warning at all. With regular checkups we can discover these problems early, when they’re easier to treat. Left to progress unchecked, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration could eventually rob you of your sight forever. “The best is yet to be” and we’ll help you to see life in all of its glory!

Dry Eye Contacts in Arvada

Millions of people suffer from dry eye syndrome, but the condition is especially challenging for those who wear contact lenses. Arvada Vision & Eye Clinic offers contact lenses for dry eyes for our patients in Arvada, CO. Many contacts make dry eye symptoms worse and cause eyes to be irritated, itchy, red, or gritty. The good news is that dry eye sufferers have options when it comes to contact lenses. Learn more about the causes of dry eyes, how you can wear contact lenses with dry eyes, and your options as a contact wearer with dry eyes. Get in touch with our optometrist today to schedule an appointment.

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Dry Eyes

The Causes of Dry Eyes

According to the National Eye Institute, about five million Americans live with dry eye symptoms. Wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time can make dry eye symptoms worse. One study found that about half of all contact lens wearers develop dry eyes. Some possible causes of dry eyes include:

  • Damaged tear glands
  • Hormonal changes, i.e., menopause
  • Autoimmune conditions, including Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Damaged skin around the eyes
  • Certain medications, such as birth control, antidepressants, antihistamines, and drugs for blood pressure

Are There Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes?

Many of our patients have expressed that they think wearing contact lenses with dry eyes is challenging or even impossible. That may have been true years ago, but advances in contact lenses have changed the game. Our optometrist can help you choose contact lenses that are specially made for dry eyes.

 

Wearing Contact Lenses With Dry Eyes

It’s not uncommon for people with dry eyes to stop wearing contacts and switch to eyeglasses. If you prefer contact lenses, you don’t have to give them up just because your eyes are dry. One of your options is daily disposable contact lenses that have an increased water content. Some daily contacts feature a water gradient design for dry eye sufferers. Other options for contacts for dry eyes include silicone hydrogel lenses that retain moisture for up to 16 hours, scleral contact lenses that are gas permeable and prevent drying, and high water hydrogel lenses. Arvada Vision & Eye Clinic will explore your options, including daily contact lenses and toric contact lenses. We will find you the best contact lenses for astigmatism and dry eyes.

Soft Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

If you want the benefits of soft contacts but suffer from dry eyes, there are different types of lenses you can try. There are also alternative contact lenses that dry eye sufferers can try. When high water content lenses don’t do the trick, you might be better off with scleral contacts or ortho-k contact lenses.

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Mission | Vision | Values

Our entire Arvada optometry staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff at Arvada Vision & Eye Clinic will work with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure you get the best vision care possible.

Why Choose Arvada Vision & Eye Clinic?

We know you have options for contact lenses in Arvada, CO. Arvada Vision & Eye Clinic has been proudly serving our patients for more than 50 years. We offer an integrated approach to eye care, incorporating the expertise of our optometrists, ophthalmologist, and certified opticians. We offer eye exams and medical eye care. Contact us today to get started by scheduling an appointment.

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