Keeping Your Eyes Happy in Dry New Mexico Air: Contact Lens Care Tips

 In Fillmore Blog

The Dryness Challenge

  • Dry, itchy eyes: This is the most common complaint, making it difficult to wear lenses for extended periods.

  • Blurry vision: Dehydrated lenses can distort your vision, making it difficult to see clearly.

  • Redness and irritation: Constant dryness can irritate your eyes, causing redness and burning.

Combating the Dryness

  • Artificial Tears are Your Friend: Keep a bottle of preservative-free artificial tears handy and use them frequently throughout the day, especially in dry environments.

  • Consider Daily Disposable Lenses: These eliminate the need for cleaning solutions and the risk of solution buildup, which can contribute to dryness.

  • Up Your Cleaning Routine: If you wear reusable lenses, ensure you’re cleaning them thoroughly with a high-quality solution designed for your specific lens type.

  • Hydration is Key: Drinking plenty of water throughout the day keeps your body and eyes well-hydrated, which benefits your lenses.

  • Humidifiers Can Help: Adding moisture to the air, especially at night, can significantly reduce dryness and improve lens comfort.

Eye Care Tips for New Mexico Adventurers

  • Sunglasses are Essential: New Mexico’s bright sun can hurt your eyes. Wear sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes and prevent dryness.

  • Avoid Dry, Dusty Environments: When possible, minimize exposure to dust and wind, which can further irritate your eyes.

  • Schedule Regular Eye Exams: Regular eye exams ensure your contact lens prescription is up-to-date and identify any potential eye health issues related to dryness.
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