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Best daily or monthly contact lens for dry eye?


Can you tell me what is the best daily or monthly contact lens to buy for dry eyes? I wear them on average of 14 hours per day 5/6 days per week.

Answer Written answer:

For dry eyes the best contact lens is made out of a material called Silicone Hydrogel. They contain less water than conventional soft lenses, so are less prone to drying out and need less tears to keep them hydrated. They are more resistant to protein deposits and have easier handling due to the greater rigidity of the lenses. They are extremely oxygen permeable giving longer and healthier wearing time. They are made in daily and monthly modalities, by all the leading manufacturers such as Johnson and Johnson, Ciba Vision, Baush and Lomb and CooperVision.

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health:

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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