Originally Posted by hollandlop
My eyes get red and dry from wearing contact lens. At the end of the day it feels like my eyeballs are being squeezed. Does anyone else have this problem? My eye doctor recommended those contact lens for me so I thought there was no problem. The kind of red I get is like your eyes are very tired or you drank too much - that kind of red. I have to use Visine get the red out drop to get rid of them.
I have been having the same problem for over six months. I never had problems before and have worn the same contacts successfully since about the eigth grade (I am now 25). It has gotten so bad that I can not have my contacts in for more than 3 hours! I am currently being treated for dry eyes by a dr. (it took me a while to find one who would be willing to work with me..I loved my contacts and miss wearing them a lot). I have tried warm compresses and eyedrops called systane which have given me minimal help. recently my dr, gave me these dissolvable plugs that keep more tears in your eyes..but that didn't help either. I haven't tried new lenses yet though. I heard that ones with more water content are better for those of us with dry eyes. I think that's the next step. either that or this drop called restasis that you have to take for 4-6 weeks, but I'm doubtful and wary of long-term med. use. I DO know that using visine to clear up red eyes is bad...you should not make a habit of it because it can often do more harm than good.
anyways, just wanted to let you know you are not alone.
if only we could all have 20/20 vision !!!