Help for red eyes and dryness.
Red eyes. The scourge of the tired and the allergic. Almost everyone gets them occasionally, but it’s usually temporary, and nothing to worry about. The leading causes include:
- Being tired
- Wearing contact lenses longer than recommended
- Poor lens care
- Poor lens fit
- Sensitivity to lens materials or solutions
If your eyes are red, it can also mean they’re not getting enough oxygen, which can lead to discomfort. All ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses, all ACUVUE® ADVANCE® Brand Contacts Lenses and 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Brand Contact Lenses are made with a super-breathable silicone hydrogel material for increased oxygen transmission and a silky texture to maximize comfort.
For allergy sufferers, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand Contact Lenses are ideal. With a fresh pair of contacts every day, you dodge dust, pollen and other irritants that can build up when you wear contact lenses over and over.
To keep your eyes looking and feeling fresh:
- Wear your contact lenses only as long as your eye doctor recommends.
- Follow recommended cleaning routines.
- Wash your hands before you handle your contacts, every time.
- Protect your contact lenses from damage and extreme heat or cold.
If your eyes are red and you’re experiencing pain or impaired vision, you should contact your eye doctor immediately.
Help for eyes that feel dry
Your eyes naturally maintain a healthy, comfortable layer of moisture. But overheated or air-conditioned rooms, smoke, dust or wind can throw your eyes out of balance. So can prolonged computer use, because you blink less. The result? Dehydrated contact lenses and eyes that feel dry or irritated.
Your eyes will recover on their own. But in the meantime, here’s how to push back:
- Try using rewetting drops recommended by your eye doctor.
- Wear your contacts only as long as your eye doctor recommends.
- Clean your contacts properly to reduce surface deposits and other buildup.
- Blink more often to maintain a comfortable layer of moisture.
- Consider using daily disposable contact lenses such as 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand.
- Consider a silicone hydrogel contact lens such as ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand, ACUVUE® ADVANCE® PLUS Brand or 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Brand—they’re designed to maintain moisture