For the most part, wearing your contact lenses is a good experience. However, discomfort can occasionally occur. Some of the most common problems are easily resolved with minor adjustments. If you are experiencing discomfort while wearing your contacts, here are some ways you can handle the situation.


While wearing your contacts, you can experience a dry feeling. The dryness can cause considerable discomfort. The simple act of blinking can even seem uncomfortable. To alleviate the dryness, try using over-the-counter eye drops that are specially designed for contact wearers. 

If the problem persists, talk to your eye doctor. It might be time to switch to a different type of contacts. Contacts with a lower water content can help to alleviate the dryness. If you are wearing a brand that has a high water content, they can sometimes dry out faster in certain environments.

Object in the Eye

Occasionally, you might feel as if there is an object in your eye while wearing the contacts. There are a few reasons this can occur. One of the most common reasons is that the contact has torn. Remove the contact and check for tears. If the contact is torn, replace it with a new one. 

The problem could also be the solution that you are using to clean your contacts. If the solution is incompatible with your eyes, this can lead to discomfort. Try switching to a different brand of solution. If the manufacturer of your contacts has a solution available and you are not using it, consider switching to it. 

Another possible problem is that the base curve or diameter of the contacts is wrong. The base curve references the curvature of your contacts and how it fits on your cornea. If the measurement is inaccurate, it can not only cause discomfort but slightly impact your vision.

Burning Eyes

If your eyes burn when you put on your contacts, it is usually a sign that your lenses are contaminated. It could be from soap, lotion, or dirt. Remove the contacts from your eyes and place them back into the case. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to ensure they are clean. Dry your hands thoroughly and clean the contacts again. You can place them back into your eyes and the burning sensation should be gone.

If you experience any other problems with your contacts, contact your eye doctor. He or she can ensure that the fit is accurate and make adjustments if necessary.

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