In a perfect world, your contacts would seamlessly meld onto your eyeballs without ever causing you discomfort. In reality, sometimes it can feel like your contacts, in a mission to aggravate your eyeballs, are wearing the tiniest, scratchiest wool sweaters of all time.
Here are some of the biggest issues that could be behind your scratchy lenses, along with how to fix them.
1. You have dry eye.
Dry eye happens when your eyes cant adequately lubricate themselves because the amount or quality of your tears isnt up to par, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI).
This can cause a bunch of symptoms including dryness, itchiness, and scratchiness, and wearing contacts can just make it all worse, Jennifer Fogt, O.D., fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and an associate professor in the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University, tells SELF.
As a foreign body, contacts can irritate and dry out your ...