Aqua, Aqua Everywhere!
This has to be one of the coldest winters for an extended period of time in the Texas panhandle this year. Usually we have the extreme cold snaps and get to 15 degrees or lower with the winds making the wind chills much colder for a few days. Then we could be back into the 50’s or 60’s for a while during the months of Jan and Feb. This year it seems like we just hardly ever made it over 40 degrees for the high every day. And while we had some good snows early on, it has been extremely dry the last two months. Everyone’s skin and eyes are just completely dried out. So that makes contact lens wearers just miserable when the humidity is at 10% or lower, combined with heaters constantly blowing.
There is a new selection of daily disposables we have just received from Cibavision that may be the answer to your dryness problems. If you are currently in a 2 week or monthly replacement lens that you have to disinfect nightly with a multi-purpose solution, those solutions tend to make the contacts feel even drier. One option is to try a daily disposable lens. Put a fresh lens in the eyes in the morning, take it out and throw it away that night. No solutions, no mess, no irritation, less dryness. They don’t cost that much more either because you don’t have to buy any contact lens solutions throughout the year to soak and clean your contacts in.
The new Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus lenses have a new technology that allows moisture to be released throughout the day to improve the comfort of the lens.
The moisturizing agents in DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses are gradually released over a 20-hour period, providing blink-activated moisture that lasts throughout the day.
BLINK-ACTIVATED MOISTURIZING AGENTS (DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® CONTACT LENSES).
Blink-activated moisturizing agents are released with every blink, providing outstanding comfort until the end of the day.
Courtesy of Dumas Vision Source, PLLC and Dr Tory W. Moore, Optometric Glaucoma Specialist and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Serving the Dumas, Texas, Moore County and upper Texas Panhandle area for 23 years. Call (806) 935-2020 for appointment or visit our optical gallery without an appointment. Visit our website www.visionsource-dumas.com for more information. Like our Facebook business page: Dumas Vision Source and you can also connect on Twitter @eyedocdumas
Tory Moore, OD – “A Hometown Eye Doctor You Know and Can Trust!”