Skip to main content

Please note that our Sherwood Park 587-414-6185 and North Edmonton 587-410-5920 and Downtown 780-422-2681 locations are open for routine eye care. Please be aware that all of our locations are following the December 13 Alberta government COVID protocol.

Please be aware that due to social distancing there may be delays in the office, we apologize in advance. Click here for more information regarding what steps we are taking to ensure your safety in the office.

Home » Eye Care Services » Dry Eye » Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes

Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes

Why are my eyes dry with contact lenses?

We fit patients for contact lenses every day in our Edmonton and Sherwood Park offices. The biggest complaint that we hear from our patients is that the contact lenses causes them to have dry eyes. While daily contact lenses have become more and more popular over the years, we are still hearing of issues of dry eyes or ocular allergies with contact lenses. This makes sense since the contact lens wraps around the eyes, causing it to “breathe” less throughout the day, which can lead to dryness and irritation. The redness and itchiness also start to become an issue.woman wiping her eyes with a tissue

What can be done to help with dry eyes and contact lenses?

In recent years, there have been a number of contact lens brands that have come out, specifically designed to keep the eye moist and avoid dry eyes. Our favorite brand is Dailies Total 1 from Ciba Vision. These lenses are extremely breathable, with a water gradient technology that approaches 100% water on the outer surface, leaving your eyes moist throughout the day. They are designed with over 80% water content, nearly the same as the surface of your eye.

Call us to learn more about what brand would work best for you so you can avoid contact lenses and dry eyes!
North Edmonton: 587-410-5920 Downtown Edmonton: 587-414-6132 Sherwood Park: 587-414-6185

Call Our Offices