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Contact Lenses for Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome is a frustrating condition that many people experience. Whether your dry eyes come from your eyes not producing enough tears or because of tears draining too quickly, you need relief fast. Fortunately, your optometrist near you at Eye Care Center LTD in Addison, Burbank, and Westmont, IL, offers multiple solutions for dry eye syndrome that help you regain visual clarity and comfort. Learn more about dry eye syndrome and how scleral contact lenses can alleviate it below.

Contact for dry eyes

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Our tears are crucial for our eye health. They help lubricate the eyes, wash away debris or dust, and fight infections. Unfortunately for dry eye sufferers, their eyes do not produce enough tears or have tears that evaporate too quickly. Because of this, people with dry eye syndrome experience stinging, burning, scratchiness, redness, and blurry vision. People can develop this condition due to age, hormonal changes, certain medications, excessive computer screen use, and environmental factors like wind or dust.

Thankfully, most people diagnosed with dry eye syndrome successfully treat the issue with over-the-counter eye drops and increased eye washing. Others receive relief from prescription ointments, nasal sprays, or eye drops. However, scleral contact lenses are often used when other treatments are insufficient.

How Scleral Contact Lenses Can Help

Most contact lenses can exacerbate dry eye symptoms since they absorb moisture from your eyes and tears. Contact lenses often reduce oxygen flow to the cornea, resulting in further dryness and irritation. Fortunately, our eye doctors provide contacts specialized for people with dry eye syndrome.

Scleral lenses are stiffer and larger than standard contacts, extending beyond the cornea to rest on the white of your eyes. The solution and shape of scleral lenses help retain moisture throughout the day, alleviating most dry eye symptoms. People also experience sharper vision thanks to scleral contacts.

Scleral lenses are custom-designed and fitted based on the size and shape of each eye. The fitting process often requires several appointments with our eye doctors to ensure your lenses fit comfortably. Once in use, most users find them very comfortable and appreciate that a pair can last up to three years when handled correctly.

Get Lasting Dry Eye Relief Today at Eye Care Center LTD

If you have dry eye syndrome and need effective treatment from an “optometrist near you,” look no further than Eye Care Center LTD in Addison, Burbank, and Westmont, IL. Our eye doctors can prescribe scleral lenses to help you see comfortably again, so call us and schedule an appointment today at our Addison office at (630) 543-0607, our Burbank office at (708) 599-0050, or our Westmont office at (630) 969-2807.

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