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#1 kareng

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

I don't have Sjorgren's but I know many on here do. Lots of us have very dry eyes, too. I have had people asking how I can have very dry eyes and still wear contacts. So I talked to my eye doctor today for you.

She said that the first thing that needs to be done is - treat the dry eye. Even if you dont want to wear lenses, dry eye is bad for your eyes. Restasis is the common treatment for extemely dry eyes. I am able to treat mine with "tears" during the day. She said if you get the dry eye under control, there are several types of daily wear contacts made for extremely dry eyes. If your eye doc doesn't know about them, you should find another.

I use Safigel contacts but there are several other types. They are not common so you won't get them at Walmart or Perle Vision for $19.99 a box. Mine are about $130 for 3 months. But, even if I didn't wear them everyday, is great to have contacts to wear when skiing or other sports, vacations, Zumba days, etc.



Your eye doctor should be able to give you a few days worth of samples (no charge) to try before you commit. And if one brand doesn't work, they should be able to get samples of a different kind. She knows of at least 3 kinds to try.

Hope that was helpful.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

I'm just impressed that you do Zumba. I think it would kill me.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

I'm just impressed that you do Zumba. I think it would kill me.

Colleen


I don't. I have no rhythm. I just thought it was a good example. :D
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