Allergies and Allergy Medication Affecting Contact Lens Fit
Argh. I suffer from terrible allergies in the spring. One of the worst things is that when I take an allergy pill my eyes dry right up and my hard contact lens becomes almost unbearable to wear.
I have been takingClaritin the (generic version is Loratadine. I was at my sisters last week and she only had Reactine ( called Zyrtec
in the States) generic name Cetirizine, and I took that- I noticed a big difference- my lens was not nearly as uncomfortable.
The difference was quite noticeable.
What I also do to relieve the pinching feeling I get is remove lens throughout the day and put fresh saline into the lens. This helps somewhat.
I am starting to think I need a new lens.
If you have any tips for wearing hard lens and allergies would love to hear them.
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