Contact Lens Use


Contact lenses benefit millions of people around the world, but they are not without potential problems. In this article, we’re going to outline the consequences of misuse of contact lenses, as well as opportunities where you can rest your eyes and ways of treating soreness.


For what period should you wear your contact lenses?

It can be hard to quantify exactly how long you can comfortably wear contact lenses for each day. It's dependent on the individual and no time should really be quoted until the person has spent some time wearing the lenses and getting used to them.

Contact lens discomfort

Dry eye

Contact lenses can irritate the eye and cause symptoms of dry eye such as redness and soreness. You may want to wear a pair of glasses as an alternative once or twice a week.

Treating sore eyes

There are multiple solutions that can help to lubricate eyes that are dry as a result of contact lens wear. Lubricating eye drops – also known as artificial tears – can be applied on a regular basis. Similarly, eye spray is available and also helps to relieve symptoms associated with dryness. Always read the packaging before use to ensure any product is suitable for use with contact lenses.

To explore how Optrex Actimist Eye Spray can relieve discomfort brought on by contact lens use, or to browse other products in the extensive Optrex range, please follow this link.



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