Re: Refresh Tears & Bausch & Lomb Drops
I wore hard contacts (non-gas permeable) from the ages of 13 to 23 (I'm now 54). When I stopped wearing them I had the same symptoms you're describing, but I was a hippie and so didn't use any eye drops. They got so dry that on a windy day one literally blew out of my eye onto my cheek. In hindsight I think part of the problem was that they didn't fit properly anymore, that is, my eye had probably changed shape (I didn't get regular check ups either).
But, anyway, maybe it's time you tried those new soft ones for dry eyes. My sister has them. They are inherently juicy somehow, and actually help keep your eyes hydrated.