Contact Lens Related Dry Eye
Despite dramatic advancements in contact lens material wet-ability and breath-ability, contact lens sometimes cause dry eye symptoms that reduce wear time and increase blur.
Contact lens material/fit/design, care solution, ocular and handling hygiene and natural tear quality are the main considerations for poor contact lens comfort. This guide only covers improving tear quality.
I use two strategies in clinic (once any inflammatory issues treated):
1] Improve natural tear quality with Omega 3 supplementation and warm compresses
2] Contact lens safe eye drops to immediately extend comfort and clarity
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How much Omega 3 should I take for dry eye?
Simple question but the answer is a bit complex. Omega 3 supplements vary widely in their potency.