Contact lens intolerance affects many long-time contact lens wearers. The eye tires of the foreign body (contact lens) after all the years of wear and starts to show signs of rejection.


By the end of the workday, you may find yourself needing to remove your contacts – or even the added strain of a night out makes it next to impossible to tolerate wearing contacts the next day. Eventually, you start limiting the amount of time you ‘have your eyes in’ so you look your best in social situations or for important days at work. 

We understand. 

You either wear contact lenses because you look better without glasses or because glasses have never been a comfortable option for you. It can be frustrating when you can’t use your contact lenses when you want to.


  • Dry and itchy eyes earlier in the day
  • Frustration with being at the mercy of your eyes
  • Rationing your contact lens time
  • A sense people are noticing you wearing your glasses more


While you might not be able to avoid the problem forever, there are steps you can take to try and alleviate the discomfort. Some people can find relief by switching to a different hydrating solution. Sometimes the problem stems from keeping extended-wear lenses past their useful life. Be sure to follow package directions and the instructions of your doctor.

Clean your lenses often and practice good hygiene with your hands and eyes to minimize the possibility of infection.

The more permanent solution to contact lens intolerance is custom vision correction. Herzig Eye Institute offers a range of procedures for people with less than perfect vision. In many cases you can spend the rest of your life never having to deal with contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses again! 

As the creators of High Definition Vision® solutions, you are assured the only solution we will offer you will be the best procedure for your unique eyes. 


Contact lens intolerance is often an overlooked issue. While contact lens rejection isn’t as extreme as the body’s reaction of foreign tissue, it results in the inability to wear contacts as long as you are accustomed to wearing them. In time, some long-term wearers are unable to wear their contact lenses at all.

Imagine feeling assured about your appearance and being less dependent on glasses and contact lenses to see. Why wait? Schedule your complimentary consultation [insert hyperlink] to see if you are a candidate for refractive surgery.