Does Wearing Contacts Cause Dry Eye Syndrome?

Q:
Does wearing contacts cause dry eye syndrome?

A:
Wearing contacts for a long time may cause dry eye syndrome, but it is not the only incentive for dry eye syndrome.Dry eye syndrome (DES), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is the condition of having dry eyes.Its symptoms include redness,irritation,discharge, and easily fatigued eyes. And it may also cause blurred vision.

Many reasons may lead to dry eye syndrome:

  • Aging
  • Eyelid problems
  • Smoking
  • Dry air circumutance
  • Wearing contact lenses for a long time
  • Tear gland damage caused by radiation,inflammation or other eye diseases.
  • Overuse of drugs shuch as acne medicine,parkinson medicines,sleeping pills,blood pressure medicines,antidepressants,antihistamines,birth control pills.

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