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Eye Allergies and Contact Lens Happiness

Contact lens discomfort is a common complaint during allergy season, leading some wearers to question whether they are becoming allergic to contact lenses.

Studies have shown that the culprit behind eye allergies associated with contact lens wear is not an allergic reaction to the contact lens itself, but to substances that accumulate on the surface of the lenses.

Quite often (and especially during allergy season) the best type of soft contact lenses for people prone to eye allergies are daily disposable lenses that are discarded after a single use, which decreases the build-up of allergens and other debris on the lens surface.

Daily disposable contact lenses are the healthiest and most convenient modality of wear on the market today. They are available in a wide range of prescriptions, including toric (which correct astigmatism) and multifocal lenses. In addition, they’re great for people who enjoy wearing glasses, but also want the option of occasional contact lens wear.

If you are having issues with ocular allergies interfering with your contact lens happiness, request an appointment with Dr. Fannin or Dr. West.