When it comes to contact lenses, our patients at Epic Vision Eye Center have plenty of options available. Our staff will assist those who have certain eye conditions that make them hard to fit for contact lenses. Our eye doctors in our Smithville office and other locations have gathered a few of the questions that we run into regarding hard to fit contact lenses.
What Makes My Eyes Hard to Fit for Contacts?
Being hard to fit for contacts means you cannot be fitted for standard soft contacts. Unfortunately, several eye conditions make it difficult to use standard soft contacts daily. Some of those conditions include dry eye, Keratoconus, presbyopia, astigmatism, giant papillary conjunctivitis, and individuals who had LASIK surgery recently.
Each condition has symptoms that contribute to making standard soft contacts hard to fit for long-term use. You may have a prescription that requires specially designed contacts that can help you see clearly. There are options available that can make wearing contacts more accessible by easing your symptoms.
How Can I Determine If I Can Wear Contacts?
Despite the notion that contacts are not a viable option for just anyone who needs prescription eyewear, many advancements have been made to make contact lenses more viable. Our optometrists at Epic Vision Eye Center believe the vast majority of the population can wear contact lenses, even if they have been diagnosed with an eye condition. Specially designed contacts are available and can be custom-made for your prescription. They are shaped to fit your cornea and many users find them quite comfortable for extended wear.
What are Hard to Fit Contacts?
Patients that have severe near-sightedness or farsightedness may still qualify for hard to fit contact lenses. You will need special lenses such as rigid gas-permeable contacts for everyday wear. The design takes hold of the shape of your eyes to provide clear vision. These contacts can correct complicated eye conditions, but it is important to have the right type for your vision correction. During the contact lens exam, our eye doctor will confirm the health of your eyes, then measure the size and shape of your cornea for your specially designed contact lenses. We will go over all of your options to determine the best contact lenses to meet your vision needs.
Get Your Hard To Fit Contacts at Epic Vision Eye Center
Contacts are an ideal alternative to prescription eyeglasses. Some patients have difficulty wearing standard soft contacts due to their prescription or other eye health issues. Our optometrists at Epic Vision Eye Center can answer any questions that you may have and find the best vision correction option to meet your vision needs. Call our team today at (888) 749-7755 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.