Contact Lens Discomfort

What is Contact Lens Discomfort?

In the United States alone, 40.9 million adults wear contact lenses. But, it is important to recognize that placing a contact lens on your eye impacts the tear film, which has both short and long-term consequences, depending on how well you care for your eyes. Most people notice the effects of contact lens wear with symptoms of dryness or end-of-day discomfort. In fact, dissatisfaction with contact lens wear is reflected in contact lens dropout rates, which are estimated to be at around 15.9%.

The good news is that there are ways to combat contact lens discomfort and intolerance. Moist heat eye compresses with MediBeads® technology have been shown to increase comfortable contact lens wear time by up to 3 hours.

Increase comfortable wear time with Eyeleve® from Bruder

An estimated 8% of contact lens wearers are under 18 years old, 17% are between the ages of 18-24, and 75% of adults age 25 and older wear contacts.

And for many, end of day discomfort is a common problem​.

Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress

Eyeleve® Contact Lens Compress

For new contact lens wearers and for those who may already be experiencing discomfort, Eyeleve delivers consistent, therapeutic moist heat that alleviates symptoms of contact lens-related dry eye and helps stabilize the ocular surface to reduce dryness and extend comfortable wear time of contacts. 

In addition, since contact-lens wearers have three times the usual levels of certain bacteria compared to non-wearers, the Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress utilizes silver ion MediBeads® and an anti-microbial EyeOnic™ fabric. Finally, Eyeleve features a patent-pending ergonomic pod design and a contoured comfort stitch to alleviate pressure off the eyes.


Eyeleve employs technologies that have been clinically proven to extend comfortable wear time of contacts by up to 3 hours.

Just heat in the microwave for 20 seconds and wear for 8 – 10 minutes. There’s no wetting, no fuss — just penetrating moist heat that relieves dry irritated eyes and improves comfort.

  • Convenient to use
  • Provides immediate, comforting relief
  • Promotes natural eye lubrication
  • Safe for daily use
  • Makes wearing contacts more comfortable

Eyeleve employing technologies that have been clinically proven to extend comfortable wear time of contacts by up to 3 hours.

Daily use of Eyeleve relieves the symptoms of contact lens-related dry eye while helping to improve overall eye health

The Eyeleve™ Contact Lens Compress contains patented MediBeads® that deliver clean, moist heat — the most penetrating type of heat. The beads retain moisture naturally, releasing it when warmed in the microwave. They will not break down, even when washed.

Extended Warmth Promotes Natural Lubrication. The compress maintains heat at a temperature that helps liquify clogged meibomian glands – naturally hydrating and stabilizing eyes surface.

EyeOnic™ Anti-Microbial Fabric helps repel bacteria and keep the compress clean. Hygiene is essential to eye health when you wear contact lenses, and Eyeleve™ can help reduce the risk of corneal infection.

Patented Ergonomic Two-Pod Design  includes an adjustable nose piece designed for all facial types, while the comfort stitch helps take pressure off eyes.

Washable and Reusable. Simply wash and let dry. It doesn’t lose its effectiveness even after repeated washings.

Find out how Eyeleve can help improve your contact lenses wearing experience

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Cope JR, Collier SA, Rao MM, et al. Contact Lens Wearer Demographics and Risk Behaviors for Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections, United States, 2014. 2015; Accessed September 16, 2015.

Rumpakis J. New Data on Contact Lens Dropouts: An International Perspective. 2010; Accessed September 16, 2015.