Are Your Contacts Happy?
- The 8 hour test. Can you can wear your contacts comfortably for a least 8 hours a day?
- The redness test. Do your eyes get more red the more your wear your contact lenses?
- The dryness test. Do your eyes feel more dry with time or use? The only exception is if you’re in the desert or on an airplane.
- The itch assessment. Do your eyes feel itchy in your contacts especially during allergy season?
- The naked test. Do your eyes feel more dry when you wear your contact lenses versus your naked eyes?
If you’ve answered Yes to any of these questions Don’t worry – you don’t need to ditch the contact lenses. There are a few things you can do to improve contact lens comfort.
- Start wearing daily use contacts.
- Give your eyes several hours every day to breathe and be contact lens free. Sleeping does not count for any of these hours – nice try. So yes, update your glasses prescription and put them into eyeglass frames that you would actually feel good about wearing in public.
- Clean your eyelids! Inflammation is often the cause of contact lens discomfort. So, make sure your eyelids are clean everyday. We have EyeLid Scrub Kits in the optical.