Dry eyes can be a real pain, both figuratively and literally. If you suffer from dry eyes, you know how important it is to find the right contact lenses. Our optometrists at Manhattan Vision Associates, serving Midtown East in New York, can help you find the perfect lenses for your specific needs. We offer a wide range of options, so you're sure to find the right lenses.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
If you suffer from dry eyes, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Eye fatigue
- Soreness or irritation
- Blurry vision
- The sensation of having something in your eye
- Excessive tearing
Causes of Dry Eye
Dry eyes occur when your tears cannot provide enough lubrication for your eyes. This can happen for several reasons, including:
If you live in a dry climate or spend a lot of time in air-conditioned or heated rooms, you may be more susceptible to dry eyes.
As we age, our tears tend to decrease in quantity and quality. This can make it more difficult to keep our eyes lubricated.
Women are more likely to suffer from dry eyes than men due to hormonal changes during menopause.
Certain Medical Conditions
Dry eyes can also be a symptom of other medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and thyroid problems.
Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
If you suffer from dry eyes, it's important to find the right contact lenses. A few types of lenses are particularly well-suited for people with dry eyes.
1. Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
These lenses are made of a material that allows more oxygen to reach your eyes, which can help reduce dryness and irritation.
2. Daily Disposable Lenses
If you wear contacts daily, disposable lenses may be a good option for you. These lenses are used once and then thrown away, so there's no need to worry about cleaning them or storing them overnight. This can reduce the risk of infection and irritation.
3. Extended Wear Lenses
If you need to wear your lenses for long periods, extended-wear lenses may be a good option for you. These lenses are made of a material that helps keep your eyes lubricated and you can wear them for up to 30 days.
4. Gas-Permeable Lenses
Gas-permeable lenses are made of a material that allows oxygen to reach your eyes. This can help reduce dryness and irritation.
Contact Our Optometrists for Help with Dry Eyes
If you're suffering from dry eyes, our optometrists can help. We offer a wide range of contact lenses, so you're sure to find the perfect lenses for your needs. Contact Manhattan Vision Associates in New York at (212) 688-4277.