Central Texas Eye Center

Are Your Contacts Happy?

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.
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