Why Your Contacts Burn

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Contacts, especially the soft ones should be very comfortable. Some even forget that they are wearing one. If you feel any discomfort and burning sensation wearing your contact lenses, definitely, something is not right. Here are some possible reasons on why your contacts burn:

Allergies - Eye allergies can cause a burning sensation when wearing contacts. Dust and pollen are a common irritant of eye allergies that can make the wearing of contacts uncomfortable and cause irritation. Eye allergies are usually associated with redness, itchiness and watery eyes.

If this is your problem, you may be suggested to avoid hard contacts and just use disposable or daily wear contacts.

Sensitivity to contacts materials - You may be experiencing burn because your eyes are sensitive to the material which contacts are made of or with the contacts solution you are using. For people with this problem, they are recommended to change the contacts solution that they are using.

Dirty contact lens - Your contacts can still get bacteria even when you are cleaning them every day. This is common with reusable contacts. These accumulations reduce the oxygen permeability of your lenses, which can cause eye irritation and a hot or burning sensation.

This can be prevented by cleaning your contacts properly. Adding a separate lens cleaner to your care regimen or replacing your contacts more frequently should solve the problem.

Dry eyes - Dry eyes can cause burn and other contact lens discomfort. People with dry eyes often experience redness, scratchiness or a feeling that something is "in" your eyes, and watery eyes. If this is your problem, drops can be of help. Adding eye vitamins to your diet would also lessen the dryness of your eyes. There are slo contacts designed especially for dry eyes.

If you are not sure what’s causing your burning sensation when wearing contact lenses, the only solution is to consult your eye doctor.

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