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Why do my eyes burn when I put my contacts in?

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Eye allergies, sensitivity to ingredients in the contact lens solution, dirty lenses and dry eyes can make the eyes burn when contacts are inserted, according to All About Vision. Bausch & Lomb advises individuals who experience burning sensations when inserting contact lenses to remove them immediately.

An ophthalmologist or optometrist can help pinpoint the cause of the burning symptoms, states All About Vision. The eye doctor may advise limiting the amount of time that an individual wears contacts or may suggest switching to a different contact lens solution. Individuals may need to change their lens cleaning routines or replace contact lenses more frequently. Lubricating drops can help a person with dry eyes, or the individual may switch to a type of contact lens made specifically for people with dry eyes.


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