Do your eyes get tired more quickly when you wear contact lenses? True or false


Some preconceived notions are hard to shake! Between the time we spend in front of computer screens and the regular exposure to harmful light, our eyes are not spared. And we often think that wearing contact lenses all the time isn't the best way to combat eye strain! So what is it and how can we prevent it? Here's a quick look at the subject in 4 questions!

1. What causes eye strain? 

Before we consider how to combat it, we need to understand the phenomenon of eyestrain.

It's no secret: every day we spend hours in front of computer screens, tablets, televisions and mobile phones. The result? Our eyes are constantly focused on a single point and exposed to a form of light that is sometimes ignored: blue-violet light. An explosive combination that makes our eyes tired!

2. Contact lenses: How do they protect our eyes? 

Headaches, watery eyes, blurred vision: these are the most common symptoms of eye strain. And just like glasses, contact lenses are an ideal ally in the fight against these unpleasant phenomena! First of all, contact lenses provide our eyes with an adapted correction that relieves them: when the quality of vision is better, the eye tires less quickly. 

Second, contact lenses offer another important benefit: their curvature allows them to refract light. This means that if you're exposed to a harmful ray of light (such as blue-violet light), the lens repels it, protecting your eye and preventing it from tiring.

3. Have your eyes tested every year: why is it important?

As you've seen, contact lenses that fit your eyes are an invaluable asset in the fight against eye strain. And there's only one way to make sure they're still right for you: an annual eye exam!

We advise you to make an appointment with your optician at least once a year: he or she will be able to tell you if there have been any changes in your eyesight and if it is time to replace your contact lenses. This way, you won't have to strain your eyes because your lenses are too old, and your eyes won't get tired!

4. Contact lens discomfort: what to do?

Although they're a real ally for your eyes, contact lenses can still cause discomfort if you wear them all day. And as with anything that affects your health, you have to listen to yourself!

This is THE rule to know when wearing contact lenses: if you feel tired or uncomfortable in any way, don't hesitate to take them out and put on your prescription glasses. It's important to give your eyes a rest by taking your lenses out at least once a day so you can enjoy their benefits the rest of the time!

Verdict: Do contact lenses make your eyes tire more quickly?

Lenses that fit your eyesight + regular eye exams by your optician + sensible use of your lenses = healthy eyes! If you follow all these points, contact lenses will not only stop your eyes from tiring, but they can also become an indispensable tool in the fight against eye fatigue.

And don't forget: fatigue is a common problem that can be caused by many factors (stress, lack of sleep, poor diet), but it can also hide another health problem. So if you're experiencing too much discomfort and/or fatigue, there's only one thing to do: consult an ophthalmologist or your doctor!