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.