Artificial Tears and Rewetting Drops Usage with Contact Lenses

By editor
September 22, 2009

Dry eye symptoms can be a major contributing factor to contact lens dropout. Symptoms may result from either dry eye, a tight-fitting lens or from sensitivity to a particular lens care product. Lubricating/rewetting drops may help to relieve symptoms or they may make them more pronounced depending on the dosage and types of drops chosen. It is best not to confuse artificial tears with contact lens rewetting drops. Artificial tears may contain preservatives that are contra-indicated for soft lens use. However, patients may safely use most preservative-free artificial tears over their soft contact lenses. Rewetting drops that are made specifically for contact lenses are most times best. For further information or to book a contact lens appointment with one of our doctors please call any of our three Rochester, NY Cornerstone Eye Associates locations in Gates (585-328-0153), Brighton (585-244-2200) or Irondequoit (585-266-7880).

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