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Maximizing Soft Lens Comfort
A common complaint with soft contact lenses is discomfort, especially late in the day. A good solution to lens discomfort is a thick lubricating eye drop. I tell my patients to instill one drop of a "gel type" lubricating solution in each eye five minutes prior to lens application. I have found that this simple solution not only increases lens comfort, but also increases lens-wearing time for many patients.
Julie DeKinder, O.D.,
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