Friday, 21 November 2014

What Should You Eat as a Contact Lens Wearer? (First Contact Lens Week, 2014- Health Reminder 5)

You can wear circle lenses without any discomfort only, if you have healthy eyes. Though there are circle lenses for people with sensitive & dry eyes; it is advised that you improve the health of your eyes to observe better tolerance of contact lenses. In order to keep circle lenses comfortable in your eyes; you must have hydrated eyes with balanced tear- chemistry. Find out what food should you take in your diet if you wear circle lenses regularly.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Nutritional supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes. Good sources are cold-water fish such as sardines, cod, herring & salmon.

Flax-seed & Fish Oil

Flaxseed oil and fish oil contains important dietary fatty acids that reduce dry eye symptoms including burning, itching, scratching sensation, stinging & intermittent visual disturbances when used with lubricating eye drops.

Liquid Intake

It is very crucial to increase the liquid intake-if you suffer from dry eye syndrome and circle lenses are something that you can’t go without.  Drinking at least 8 glasses of water is a good practice along with other fluids. Take juices, and drink plenty of milk to keep your eyes moist.

Some other things to note when wearing circle lenses

  • Avoid smoking
  • Some medications lay adverse effect on circle lens tolerance
  • Keep your eyes protected from extreme weather changes. Wear shades and goggles when wearing circle lenses outdoors or at beach respectively.
  • Reduce sodium intake. It contributes to making your eyes dry
  • Whilst working at screens; follow a 20 by 20 rule of thumb. Reduce glare and after every 20 minutes shift your gazes from screen to open environment.
  • Keep your environs humid. Use a humidifier when wearing circle lenses to add moisture to indoor air during winter.

Though re-wetting your eyes through artificial tear-drops play a significant role in cutting down the discomfort induced by circle lenses; improving your diet will help you achieve permanent sparkling & brighter eyes that adapt to circle lenses sooner than expected. 


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