Man I wish it was as simple as drinking more water. My eyes have always been ridiculously dry. I've gone on and off contacts 4 or 5 times over the past 20 years. I tend to wear contacts only either when I'm acting, or I'm single
Haven't been single in a long time, but did just start acting again, so back on the contacts. My eye doctor tells me I have an "erratic tear film" in my left eye.
I have worn them skiing a few times and you're right, outdoors in the cold it bothers me less. Hopefully that will continue. Of course now I'm old enough that I can't see the darn trail map with single-vision contacts.
Anybody try multi-focal contacts? Do the darn things work? What's the visual field like? I adapted to decent (as in NOT Lenscrafters house brand) progressives very well, but I don't think the contacts have the same type of visual field.