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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes dryness in eyes while on contact lens along with motion sickness?

I am 50 and have been wearing contacts since the age of 14. I have predictably developed dry eye, which has turned a worse corner of late. Problem: I cannot tolerate glasses. No one questions you whey you say you cannot tolerate contacts. They look at me like I m crazy when I tell them I cannot deal with these glasses. All that I can do with glasses is low level activity, putter around the house, buy a coffee, stay within a 3 mile radius of my home. This has been my reality for 50 years. Working is out (I work in a pressure cooker of an ICU that is very demanding physically, mentally, and emotionally.) Studying is out. I can t tolerate bifocals, I have severe motion illness. I can vomit if I change the channels on the TV too fast. So I live in contacts, I wear readers to study. But now I m in a pickle. I tried to wear the glasses at work but I couldn t see, so I kept cleaning, cleaning, cleaning my eye glasses. Went home, slept 8 hours, wore my glasses to shop, had to stop and clean my glasses over and over. Drove home in the dark, traffic piled up behind me, I wouldn t go over 25 mph because I couldn t see. I cleaned my glasses to death and scratched them, so now they are replacing the lenses (I ve had them for less than a week.) But the reason I kept cleaning them in the first place is because I couldn t see out of them. When I take them off, I have to have my face 2 inches from the computer. So there s that issue too. But I just can t do any real hard activity with glasses, I have never been able to. What is wrong with me?
Fri, 15 May 2015
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prolong use of contact lens can give rise to dry eye syndrome. it is to be removed at bed time dry eye give rise to corneal erosion with hazy vision. you have to apply artificial tear drop like refresh eye tear eye drop 3times daily till such time use your specs.
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