If you are affected by eye allergies, you may experience burning from contact lens wear. Pollen, pet dander, and dust can collect under the contact lens and cause burning. If you are sensitive to preservatives, you may also experience burning from using contact lens solutions. The lenses may have protein and other debris deposited on them over time, even when properly cleaned and disinfected. The accumulated deposits lower the lenses' oxygen permeability leading to a burning sensation. Dry eyes can also cause burning and other discomforts.