Smart Strategies for Contact Lens Wearers
Here are some strategies that doctors & experienced lens wearers recommend:
Limit Wearing Time.
Make your own allergy-season “paradigm-shift” by wearing your lenses part-time, for example, for sports, social events, and photos with family & friends.
If you use daily wear, two- or four-week replacement contacts, talk to your eye doctor about which lens-care cleaning system is best for you.
Use eye drops as prescribed by your doctor.
Studies have shown that single-use contact lenses can be a healthy option for contact wearers in general, including for some people with eye allergies.
Single-Use Lenses: A Healthy Choice for Many People with Eye Allergies
One-day contact lenses (daily disposable lenses thrown away at the end of the day) not only avoid the surface build-up of irritating allergens, but also eliminate exposure to the disinfectants and preservatives in lens-cleaning solutions- which themselves may lead to allergic reactions for some wearers. In addition, throwaway lenses are less time-consuming & more convenient than replacement lenses.
In a three-year study comparing the clinical performance of daily disposables ( 1-DAY ACUVUE Brand Contact Lenses) with that of conventional daily-wear lenses, single-use lens wearers reported fewer symptoms of redness, cloudy vision, and grittiness; at the same time, they reported better vision and overall satisfaction, and had fewer lens surface deposits, complications, or unscheduled doctor’s visits.
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