Contact lenses can become uncomfortable for a variety of reasons. It is essential to tend to your contact lenses following the required care and replacement schedule for ultimate comfort and good vision. If followed, these guidelines will help keep your eyes healthy and your contact lenses comfortable. If these guidelines are not followed, these problems may occur:


  • Stinging, burning, itching (irritation) of the eyes or another eye pain
  • The lenses become less comfortable throughout the day
  • Abnormal feeling of having something in the eye (foreign body, scratched area)
  • Excessive tearing
  • Unusual eye secretions
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Blurred vision, glare or halos around objects
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Dry eyes


If you experience any of the above symptoms, remove your lenses immediately.


If the discomfort or problem disappears, scrutinize the lenses. If they are damaged, do not put them back on. Place the lenses in their case and contact your optometrist. If the lenses are dirty, have an eyelash or other foreign material on the surface, or if the problem disappears and the lenses do not appear to be damaged, the lenses should nonetheless be thoroughly cleaned, rinsed, disinfected and reinserted. If the problem persists after reinsertion, you should remove your lenses and consult your eye care professional.


Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations, clean and disinfect your lenses every time you wear them, and replace them according to the schedule recommended by your eye care professional. This is the best way to ensure that your lenses stay comfortable and your eyes remain healthy.

Dry eyes associated with wearing contact lenses

People who experience dry eye symptoms may not produce enough tears to keep their eyes moist and lubricated. As a result, they experience discomfort when wearing contact lenses.

If you experience the following symptoms, tired eyes, dryness and discomfort, consult your optometrist. Your optometrist may recommend the use of a lubricating/wetting solution. The solution will lubricate your contact lenses to soothe your eyes through eye drops. It is important to find drops that are compatible with your contact lenses.