Dry eyes and discomfort are common complaints for contact lens wearers. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that more than 50% of people that stop wearing contact lenses do so because of problems with dry eyes. A new discovery in self-moisturizing contact lenses may make such problems a thing of the past.
Scientists at McMaster University have created a new type of contact lens that remains moist because of a natural substance in the body called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is already used to treat other eye-related disorders. While the researchers look forward to finding a manufacturer for their new product, contact lens wearers can look forward to comfortable contact lenses.