Can I wear contact lenses while using a computer?

The short answer is…yes, you can!

Contact lenses are a fantastic invention. They allow you to see without the need for heavy glasses, which can be uncomfortable and annoying. However, many people who wear contact lenses worry about wearing them while using a computer. Some people even think that wearing contact lenses while working on a computer can damage their eyesight.

But don’t worry, there’s no need to panic!

Wearing contact lenses while using a computer is perfectly safe, and millions of people wear them every day while working at a computer screen. In fact, wearing contact lenses can help keep your eyes moist and prevent them from getting dry and tired.

Top tips for wearing contact lenses while using a computer:

  • Make sure your contact lenses are comfortable and fitted correctly before starting to use your computer.
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. This will help reduce eye strain and fatigue.
  • Adjust the brightness and contrast of your computer screen to avoid glare and eye fatigue.
  • Blink frequently to keep your eyes moist and avoid dryness.
  • Consider using eye drops designed for contact lens wearers to keep your lenses moist throughout the day.


So, the answer is clear. You can absolutely wear contact lenses while using a computer. Just make sure you take some breaks and follow the tips above to avoid eye fatigue. Don’t let the fear of damaging your eyesight hold you back from enjoying the freedom that contact lenses can offer.

Now, go enjoy your computer screen and all that it has to offer!

“Can wearing contact lenses cause dry eyes when using a computer for extended periods of time?”

Yes, wearing contact lenses can cause dry eyes when using a computer for extended periods of time. This is because when you stare at a computer screen, you tend to blink less, which can cause your eyes to dry out. Additionally, contact lenses can absorb moisture from your eyes, leading to further dryness and discomfort. If you notice that your eyes are dry when using a computer while wearing contact lenses, try taking breaks and using lubricating eye drops to help alleviate the dryness.