I have been battling dry eyes for a few years now and on one eye have a dry patch (feels like it is on the upper part of my eye under the eyelid). My optometrist recommended several eye drops (from the drug store) that I use 3-5 times per day. Normally I would wear contacts during the day (put them in around 7:30 am and take them out around 6pm, never sleep in them, use rewetting drops during the day 1-2 times and wear my glasses primarily on the weekends). My issues is that 6 months ago the dry patch has gotten worse, and I am now not able to wear contacts. At first it will be ok, but after an hour or two the eye with the dry patch hurts and the contact seems to move around which affects my vision. I've tried wearing glasses for 2 months but within an hour or two of trying to wear contacts, I'm having the same issues. I like to hike and run and so would love to be able to get back to wearing contacts for at least part of the day. I am planning on making an appointment with an opthamologist but wanted to see if any one had experienced something similar and was able to get back to wearing contacts? I replace the contacts monthly and was wondering if daily contacts would be better? Thanks!