One of the best ways to prevent dryness in your eyes is by using artificial tears. There are many eye drops that can be purchased over the counter. Just make sure to select eye drops that are safe for use with contact lenses. You may need to use the eye drops and wait 10 minutes before putting in your contact lenses.
If your condition is due to environmental factors like too much exposure to sunlight, then you need to find ways to protect your eyes from excessive sunlight. A good example of this is wearing protective eyeglasses when outdoors. If you take these steps and still experience dry eye, it is a good idea to speak with an eye doctor to ensure there isn’t an underlying health concern.
In some cases, this dryness is also caused by contact lenses. For instance, if you wear contact lenses every day, then it is very important to wash your hands thoroughly and take off the contact lenses before going to sleep at night to give your eyes time to rest. For more information regarding contact lenses in Tampa, please get in touch with a member of our team at Florida Eye Center.
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