By Jacqui Mayhew 

Contact lenses for dry eye s which correct short-sightedness overnight while the lens wearer is sleeping could be the perfect solution for golfers who need sharp vision on the course. Eye care is particularly important for golfers, who are exposed not just to glare and UV light but also to dust, pollen and wind - all of which can irritate the eyes. Many short-sighted golfers wear daytime contact lenses but suffer from watery eyes and are unaware that it may be a symptom of dry eye, which can also cause a scratchy, gritty or smarting feeling. Some pro golfers like Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington have resorted to laser surgery to correct short and found out the hard way that it is not a permanent solution for their problem eyesight.

Dry eye occurs when there is insufficient tear volume and short-sighted golfers who wear daytime contact lenses are particularly vulnerable as they are outside for long periods and often play in bright sunlight or dusty conditions. Tears are produced to lubricate the eye and the tear film has three distinct layers, which aim to capture water and increase dwell time on the eye. The layers can be disrupted by medication, aging and environmental conditions and this causes dry patches to form on the surface of the eyes. Treatments for hay fever - which several top golfers suffer from - can also cause dry eye discomfort since medications that block histamine receptors to reduce allergic conditions have a drying effect, reducing mucus and aqueous production within the tear film. So the new ortho-k corrective contact lenses for dry eyes  are an ideal solution for short-sighted golfers.

Ortho-k is a unique new treatment for short-sightedness where small custom-designed contact lenses are only worn overnight while sleeping. The lenses gently flatten the surface of the eyes under the mild pressure of closed eyelids and this ensures that light entering the eyes focuses directly on the retina rather than in front of it. When the ortho-k contact lenses for dry eyes  are removed each morning, the wearer enjoys perfect natural vision all day long since the correction effect lasts for over 24 hours - so no vision problems until the lenses are reinserted at night. For short-sighted golfers, they can play with complete freedom knowing that the dry, teary eyes they suffer with daytime contact lenses are a thing of the past.

Check if you are suitable for overnight ortho-k corrective contact lenses .

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