Not everyone can wear standard contact lenses, but most people can still wear contacts. While you may require a special fitting for hard to fit contacts, there are still many options available. Come see us at Christensen Eye Care, your eye doctor in Dodge City if you want to replace your glasses with contacts, but have had problems wearing contacts in the past.
Who Needs Hard to Fit Contacts?
If you have had an optometrist tell you that you cannot wear contact lenses, you may have thought that you would have to wear eyeglasses for the rest of your life. A similar situation may have happened if you tried to wear contacts and had a difficult time with them.
These situations commonly occur in those who need hard to fit contacts. By taking extra measurements of your eyes and choosing specialty lenses, an optometrist can successfully find a pair of contacts that will fit your eyes comfortably and correct your vision.
Conditions That May Require Hard to Fit Contacts
People with certain conditions that impact the shape of their eyes may require hard to fit contacts. These conditions include the following:
- Dry eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
When you need hard to fit contacts, an optometrist will first need to give you a vision exam to evaluate your eyesight and find the perfect prescription for vision correction. Then, you will need to have measurements of your eyes to help the eye doctor to choose the best type of contacts for your comfort. Not all optometrists can fit patients with hard to fit contacts. Those who do must have additional training to learn about the options available and which ones work best for certain eye conditions.
Types of Hard to Fit Contacts
While standard contacts may include soft or gas permeable lenses, hard to fit contacts include different types of lenses that address particular eye shapes. For example, scleral lenses cover more of your eye and do not rest on the cornea, making them a better fit for people with keratoconus. Toric contact lenses may help those with astigmatism. Ask your optometrist about the best options for your vision correction and eye shape.
Visit Your Eye Doctor in Dodge City for Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
Whether you have been told that you can't wear contacts in the past, make an appointment with us at Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS. Phone our office at (620) 227-5433 to schedule your visit for hard to fit contacts, which will include a vision exam and contact fitting session. You can get rid of your eyeglasses with the help of our optometrist.