Dry eye condition is bad enough for many, constantly dealing with daily irritation, eye watering, rubbing and burning sensations. Combine dry eyes with contact lenses, and many people in Kingston, Jamaica 10, and Linstead, St.Catherine JMACE16, will think that that will only make the problem worse. They’d rather deal with the hassle of eyeglasses than put a contact lens in the same place where they are constantly irritated by a lack of correct moisture levels. We at A B Vision Eyecare, serving Kingston and Linstead, know a lot about how to use contacts with dry eyes using ophthalmology services.
Dry Eye Complications with Contact Lenses
The problem with dry eye syndrome is that it’s very common and usually age-related. As we get older, our eyes have a tougher time producing, distributing and providing the correct level of moisture in the eye. Add in the fact that much of the work people do today involves using their eyes extensively, and the situation gets even worse. After an eight or twelve-hour workday, a person’s eye can be quite dry from looking at a screen or being blasted by dry air.
Contact lenses literally float on the surface of the eye to provide the focal enhancement needed for clear vision. Dry eye syndrome makes this a problem with irritation, a scratchy feeling, and people’s natural response to rubbing their eyes. As a result, people find it very difficult or impossible to keep contact lenses on once the irritation begins.
A Contacts Alternative Specific to Dry Eye Patients
Contact lenses are not all made the same. Fortunately for dry eye patients, there are now contract lenses that address many of the symptoms otherwise suffered by dry eye syndrome and made worse with lens use. The process first started with an examination by an eye doctor of ophthalmology. Confirming the conditions present, our ophthalmologist will then review the application of soft contact lenses that provide vision enhancement without the irritation of standard contact lenses. Several brand choices are available, so there’s a selection that usually fits everyone.
Contact Us for Dry Eye Contacts from Our Ophthalmologist
If you have dry eye and are located near Kingston, Jamaica 10, or Linstead, St. Catherine JMACE16, we at A B Vision Jamaica may be able to help. Providing ophthalmology services for patients in the region, our specialized team can address the combination of dry eye and contact lenses. We strive to help our patients take advantage of vision enhancements and help without the irritation that comes with scratching, redness, or swelling otherwise typical of dry eye syndrome. There's no need to avoid contacts. We can help you enjoy the flexibility of comfortable contact lenses. Call us at (876) 920-3600 for Kingston or (876) 903-3238 for Linstead.