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  • Aashi Dahiya
  • Apr 06, 23

What to do if contact lenses are uncomfortable?

Ouch. Feeling an itchy sensation when you wear contact lenses? Don’t worry. We feel you. Wearing contact lenses, initially, can feel a bit out of place. Certain people experience and report discomfort when they first wear contact lenses. 

It is completely normal to feel a slight sense of discomfort. It is caused because of your eye’s natural reflex of avoiding any external thing getting into them. However, be assured that contact lenses are especially designed to suit your eyes and feel extremely natural after application within minutes. 

Now let’s get to what should be done if contact lenses feel uncomfortable. But first let’s understand why contact lenses feel uncomfortable in the first place. 

Reasons why contact lenses feel uncomfortable

There are several reasons why contact lenses may feel uncomfortable:

Dry eyes: If your eyes are dry, contact lenses can cause discomfort. This is because contact lenses can absorb tears, which can lead to dryness and irritation.

Poor fit: If your contact lenses are too loose or too tight, they can be uncomfortable. A poor fit can also cause your contacts to move around on your eye, which can be irritating.

Wearing time: If you wear your contact lenses for too long, they can become dry and uncomfortable. It's important to follow the recommended wearing schedule for your specific type of contact lens.

Contact lens solution: If you use a contact lens solution that doesn't agree with your eyes, it can cause discomfort. You may need to switch to a different type of solution.

Aqualens contact lens solution comes with 2 times moisturizing effects to keep your eyes feeling comfortable, moist and hydrated. 

Allergies: If you have allergies, your eyes may become irritated when you wear contact lenses. This can cause discomfort and may require the use of allergy medication.


Eye infections: In rare cases, contact lenses can cause eye infections, which can be painful and uncomfortable. It's important to follow proper hygiene practices when handling and wearing contact lenses to minimize the risk of infection.

If you experience persistent discomfort or pain when wearing contact lenses, it's important to consult with your eye doctor to determine the cause and find a solution.

How to get rid of the discomfort?

If your contact lenses are uncomfortable, there are several things you can try to alleviate the discomfort:

Check your contact lenses: Make sure your contact lenses are clean and not damaged. If they are damaged or dirty, replace them with a new pair.

Use eye drops: Eye drops can help relieve dryness and irritation associated with wearing contact lenses.

 Adjust the fit: If your contact lenses are too loose or too tight, they can be uncomfortable. Try adjusting the fit by moving the lens slightly or using a different size.

Take a break: If your eyes feel dry or irritated, take a break from wearing your contact lenses. Give your eyes a chance to rest and recover.

 Talk to your eye doctor: If your discomfort persists, talk to your eye doctor. They may recommend a different type of contact lens or prescribe eye drops or other treatments to alleviate your symptoms.

The Takeaway

Remember, if you experience severe pain, redness, or vision changes while wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately and contact your eye doctor right away. These symptoms could indicate a more serious problem that requires immediate attention.

Stay tuned for more information on contact lens care and usage. 

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