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Top Tips to Help You Manage End of Day Contact Lens Discomfort

Do you wear contact lenses? Here are four tips to help you manage end of day contact lens discomfort and how our Calgary optometrists can help keep your vision clear and comfortable.


For patients who require vision correction, two of the most popular methods to achieve clear vision are eyeglasses and contact lenses. Both offer incredible benefits, so opting for one over the other will largely be based on your personal preference. 

However, when your family optometrist is helping you decide between eyeglasses and contact lenses, there are other factors to consider, including: 

  • Budget
  • Lifestyle
  • Aesthetics 
  • Eye health 
  • Age and maturity level 

Are you thinking about switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? During a comprehensive contact lens fitting, our Calgary optometrists can assess your eye health, lifestyle, and other factors to determine whether or not contact lenses are right for you. 


Our Family Optometrists Offer Comprehensive Eye Exams and Contact Lens Fittings for Seniors, Kids, and Adults 

Our team of friendly and professional optometrists offer a range of services for your entire family, including eye exams for kids, seniors, and adults. We also offer contact lens fittings, cataract management, and eye emergency care services, so no matter your needs, we can help you achieve and maintain optimal eye health and vision. 

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4 Simple Ways to Manage End of Day Contact Lens Discomfort 

Do you enjoy excellent vision when you put on your contact lenses every morning, but experience a lot of irritation or discomfort at the end of the day? You're not alone! Some wearers do complain that the comfortable experience they have during the early hours of the day with the contact lenses doesn’t seem to last. 

If you struggle with end of day discomfort, consider the following four tips: 


1. Don’t extend the life of your contact lenses.

Some people are tempted to save some money by stretching out the life of their lenses. However, it’s important that you stick to your optometrist’s prescribed replacement schedule because wearing expired lenses can lead to inflammation and reddening of the eye, and may even increase your risk of developing a severe infection or vision loss.

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2. Talk to your eye doctor about your contact lens options.

Over time, contact lenses collect protein and lipid deposits, which can affect your lens wearing experience. That’s why using the right contact lens care products to clean your lenses is so important. Alternatively, your eye doctor might recommend switching to a daily disposable lens. Since these can be thrown away every night and don’t need to be cleaned, you’re less likely to experience blurry vision or discomfort due to any protein buildup.


3. Address any allergies you might have.

Seasonal allergies, including hay fever, may also exacerbate contact lens discomfort, especially at the end of the day. Some of the symptoms of eye allergies include watery eyes, light sensitivity, a feeling of grittiness, and eye redness. It’s important to talk to your eye doctor about this. If allergens are accumulating on your lens, you might want to switch to daily disposables or try ocular lubricants and cold compresses to minimize any discomfort.


4. Talk to your optometrist about dry eye care.

Many Canadians suffer from dry eyes and in some cases, this can prove to be a huge hurdle to comfortable contact lens wear. If your eyes do feel dry, make sure to schedule an appointment with your optometrist. They can assess your symptoms and determine which course of treatment, including artificial tears, will be best for you to use while you continue wearing your lenses.

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Our Family Optometrists Can Help You Enjoy Clear Vision All Day Long 

If you are experiencing discomfort while wearing your contact lenses, or you are suffering from symptoms of dry eyes, our Calgary optometrists can help! To find out how we can keep your vision consistently clear and comfortable, contact us at our Crowfoot (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292) branches.


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