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Uncomfortable contact lenses? It may not be your contacts.


You may have Chronic Dry Eye, a treatable disease.

If your contact lenses are uncomfortable, you may have tried removing or
replacing them, using eye drops, switching solutions, or maybe even
changing brands. If you're still experiencing discomfort, or other symptoms
like dryness, itching, burning, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, or watering
eyes, it may be Chronic Dry Eye, a treatable disease.

  • Do you ever experience dry, itchy, or watering eyes?
  • Do your contact lenses feel more comfortable in the morning than they do in the evening?
  • Do you use eye drops to make your lenses more comfortable?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these quesitons, schedule a Chronic Dry Eye Medical Exam today.

Symptoms of
Chronic Dry Eye:

  • Uncomfortable contacts
  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Watering eyes


Take the Dry Eye Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI©) Questionnaire before your eye exam and share your results with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Untreated, Chronic Dry Eye disease may have potential consequences, including:

  • Damage to the front surface of the eye
  • Increased risk of eye infection
  • Effects on your vision

The exam and cost of treatment may be covered by your medical health
insurance instead of your vision plan. With the right treatment, you may be
able to wear your contacts comfortably.