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    Hi, i've had dry eye for the last 3 years. The first years were really hard but now I am feeling much better, i don't use eye drops often, only when my eyes hurt a lot (few times a month) or when i spend too much time on the computer. Overall my eyes feel good except when I get some little yellow pimples inside my eyelid which come out almost every week and take a few days to dissapear.

    I want to start using contacts for playing basketball a few times a week but i don't know if i can stand it or if it will get my condition worse.
    I appreciate if someone could give some advice

    Thank you




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    Hi Waldemar. Have you discussed with your ophthalmologist what those little yellow pimples are inside your eyelid that come up every week? Given you have those weekly and it takes a few days for them to go away, most doctors would advise you not wear any type of contacts during those times. Perhaps it is some allergy or eye issue where the doctor can give you medication or drops to stop or reduce the occurrences. If those pimples are styes, there's not much you can do except possibly applying warm compresses, which will encourage the pimples to burst and go away sooner.

    Once your pimple issue is resolved, there are various contacts for people with dry eyes, depending on just how dry their eyes are. These range from certain soft contacts for mildly dry eyes, to scleral lenses for severe dry eyes. Many athletes with dry eyes wear sclerals (this is where I first read about sclerals, which I wear daily), see link below, however your eyes do not sound as dry of those athletes cited in this link:

    http://www.aaopt.org/scleral-contact...-sports-vision

    Hopefully one way or another, you will be able to play basketball again soon!

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