If you've been searching for an "optometrist near me" that offers contact lenses for dry eyes, Advanced Eyecare Specialists in Falmouth, MA, is the answer. In the past, it was difficult to find suitable contact lenses if you had dry eyes. However, these contacts now exist, and we carry them at our practice. These specially designed contact lenses can provide you with the vision correction of standard contact lenses, but they will not irritate your dry eyes.
Standard Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes
Standard contact lenses can cause your eyes to become drier. If you do not have pre-existing dry eye syndrome, you will probably be fine. However, people with pre-existing dry eye syndrome may find that standard contact lenses worsen their condition. This causes many people who struggle with this condition to stop wearing contact lenses. Some of these people will even switch to glasses, even if they prefer contact lenses. Thankfully, there is a type of contact lens that works for people with dry eyes.
Contacts Specially Designed for Dry Eyes
Standard contact lenses touch the cornea in your eye. This may cause nerve desensitization and irritation, particularly if you are already dealing with dry eyes. However, scleral contact lenses will not cause this problem.
Scleral contact lenses are a type of specially designed hard contact lens. These contacts will not touch your cornea, so they will not cause the problems mentioned above. Hard contact lenses have a reputation for being uncomfortable. However, advances in recent years have made hard constant lenses far more comfortable than they were before. There are even some soft contact lenses that are specifically designed for dry eyes, though people with severe dry eye will likely need to use scleral contacts.
Make an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Falmouth
Advanced Eyecare Specialists in Falmouth, MA, is the best option if you are searching for an "optometrist near me." We carry a wide range of glasses and contact lenses, including contacts designed specifically for people with dry eye syndrome. When you come in to get contact lenses, simply mention that you have chronic dry eyes, and our eye doctor in Falmouth will help you find the right contacts for your condition. Of course, we can also treat your dry eye syndrome. If you have dry eyes and you need suitable contact lenses, contact us today and we will help you make an appointment so that you can get the treatment you need.