My contacts are so dry! What can I do?
One of the most common issues with contact lenses in Calgary, Alberta is the dryness.
What can we do about dryness? Here are some easy solutions:
- Use non-preserved teardrops or contact lens rewetting drops throughout the day. It is important to remember to use them BEFORE you start to notice the dryness.
- Try a different polymer or type of contact. Daily lenses will usually give you more relief than biweekly or monthly lenses. Contact lens companies recognize that dryness is an issue and are always developing new contacts.
- If you are working on a digital device, make sure you follow the 20:20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds. When you break also do two to three full complete blinks.
- Decrease your wearing time. Make sure you always take your contacts out one to two hours before bedtime.
Talk to our eye doctors at Mayfair Eye Care to see which dry eye solution is best for you. Book an appointment with one of our Calgary optometrists today.
Myopia tends to continually worsen as a child grows and the demands upon their eyes increase. The younger the child is needing glasses, the greater the concern that they will become a high myope.
The goal of Myopia Control is to minimize the normal change in the eyes so that the child does not become a high myope with all the associated ocular health issues.
There is a variety of techniques that can be suggested for myopia control. They include:
- Environmental factors such as increased time outside, and decreased computer screen time
- Atropine eye drops that are used at bedtime
- Specialty lenses for glasses
- Specialty soft contact lenses
- Orthokeratology (overnight wearing of specialty hard contact lenses)
Come into Mayfair Eye Care and talk to one of our eye doctors about which myopia control technique would be best for you or your child.