The Importance of Comfortable Contacts

Posted by CooperVision on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One of the main reasons why patients stop wearing contact lenses is because of discomfort. Across all regions, discomfort while wearing contact lenses is the biggest issue. Among contact lens dropouts, the major reasons for not wearing contact lenses are: discomfort, dry eyes, and redness. The good news is that contact lenses do not have to be uncomfortable. There are new options for comfortable contact lens wear that an eye care professional can recommend:

  • Daily Disposable Lenses
  • Since discomfort can be caused by deposits from protein build up or even allergens that get stuck to contact lenses, starting with a new lens every day can help alleviate discomfort. With CooperVision’s Proclear 1 Day lenses, proteins and allergens don't have time to build up on lenses and may help with patients who suffer from seasonal ocular allergies.
  • Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
  • Another good option for contact lens wearers who suffer from discomfort are silicone hydrogel contact lenses. As we wrote about in a previous post about silicone hydrogels , they allow for a greater flow of oxygen which means healthier corneas and greater comfort. CooperVision’s Biofinity contact lenses are made from Aquaform Comfort Science Technology, a unique material that is highly breathable and moist. High levels of oxygen flow freely through these silicone hydrogel lenses, helping to keep eyes clear, white and healthy looking.
  • FDA Indicated For Dry Eye
  • Contact lenses that are specifically developed to help improve dry eye can help with discomfort. CooperVision’s Proclear contact lenses are the only contact lenses made of a material with a FDA-cleared indication relating to improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience dryness or mild discomfort during lens wear For more information, contact an eye care professional here to learn more about options for comfortable contact lens wear.


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