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Multifocal Contact Lenses & Dry Eyes

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For some people, wearing contact lenses can lead to dry eyes. That’s because contact lenses are a thin layer of material that rests on your cornea, reducing oxygen flow to your eyes. As a result, your eyes may struggle to produce enough natural tears, especially at the end of a long day.

Fortunately, modern contact lenses are made from advanced materials that are as porous as possible, such as silicone hydrogel, enabling more oxygen to reach the eye. If you wear contact lenses of any type, including multifocal contact lenses, and experience dry eyes, visit an eye doctor near you for a thorough eye exam. If you’re located in Winter Park, Florida, give us a call. To help relieve your symptoms, we may recommend a change in the brand or type of contact lenses you wear.

Can I wear multifocal contact lenses if I suffer from dry eyes?

If you have presbyopia, you need the right eyewear to see clearly and comfortably at all distances. Multifocal contact lenses can be a fabulous, convenient solution – and they come in materials designed to retain moisture and repe the build-up ofl irritating deposits, which makes them suitable for dry eyes.

Which type of multifocal contact lenses is best for me?

That’s a question only our Winter Park, Florida, eye doctor can answer based on the results of your eye exam. Two deciding factors are your pupil size and the “ADD” part of your prescription. Multifocal contacts come in aspheric versions, which usually suit mild or moderate presbyopia, and concentric or segmented contacts, which are most helpful for advanced presbyopia.

Multifocal contact lenses also come in soft or rigid gas permeable types. If you wear soft contact lenses, disposable lenses are an option.

Your eye doctor near me will recommend the ideal type of contacts to give you clear and comfortable vision – without suffering from the painful symptoms of dry eyes.

At Aloma Eye Associates, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 407-671-3100 or book an appointment online to see one of our Winter Park eye doctors.

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