Contacts diabolically stick to dry eyes; brand, type recommendations?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by otherchuck, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. otherchuck


    Jan 26, 2015
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    I am a 53-yr old male who is new to contacts. I only tried a 5-day daily disposable sample provided to my optometrist, so naturally I understand that I can't be expected to be great/comfortable yet with the insertion and removal techniques, but I think I am getting better at the actual technique. The bigger problem by far is that...maybe because I have dry-ish eyes, I guess...the contact at the end of the is totally stuck to the eye. It takes me about an hour to get the contacts out, and I have to molest my eyes so much in the process, that they end up red and sore and still hurt the next day. I don't really have any sense that the contacts are 'sliding' on my eye much at all even though I pour artifical tears, saline solution, and rewetting drops into my eye to achieve some increased lubrication (before and during the removal trauma).

    So, although I know there will be no consensus on this topic, what types or brands of contacts can anyone recommend for someone with my 'sticky eye' condition? I want to be loaded up with all kinds of info on this topic before I go back to my optometrist to try again. I liked the idea of the daily disposables, but not if it takes me at least an hour per day to get them out, thus I am willing to consider extended wear varieties. Other posts I saw on this site re: dry eyes/contacts seemed rather old, so I was wondering if there are any new products I should know about.

    Also, there may not be tons of traffic on this site, so feel free to let me know if there are other fora I should visit.

    Thanks very much in advance for any advice!

    otherchuck, Oct 21, 2015
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