Hard to Fit Contacts with Family Vision Center in Stratford & Bridgeport, CT
If you've been told you need hard to fit contacts, you might wonder just what is going on with contact lenses, or with your eyes! In all likelihood, nothing is actually "wrong" with your eyes. They just may have issues that can make contacts hard to fit. Fortunately, there are so many types of lenses today, that almost everyone can be fitted with comfortable contacts. Some of the more common reasons a patient's eyes may be a hard fit include:
Dry Eyes- If you have unusually dry eyes, it can be hard to find contacts that are comfortable. Specialty lenses combined with prescription eye drops can often solve this problem.
Keratoconus- This occurs when the cornea has reshaped into a cone-like shape. This can usually be solved with the right kind of gas permeable or soft contact lens.
Astigmatism- Astigmatism is often difficult to treat with contacts, but there are options.
How Your Optometrist Can Help Fit Your Eyes for Hard to Fit Contacts
Our optometrists have full knowledge of all the different types of contact lenses available to you. Daily wear, extended wear, hard but gas permeable, even bifocal and multifocal lenses. Your optometrist will take into account the shape of your cornea, any eye conditions you may have, and any other health conditions such as allergies. There are a whole range of types.
You'll also be able to try on a sample pair of lenses, so that you can be sure you have the right fit for your eye. If they are uncomfortable, your optometrist will have other suggestions to try.
Why Examining for Contact Lenses is A Little Different than Glasses
An optometrist has a little extra work to do when fitting patients for contact lenses. As with glasses, your prescription must be correct. But your optometrist must also measure the curvature of your cornea, look for any irregularities in shape, such as those that can cause astigmatism, and be extra careful to look for any scratches or other conditions that could make contacts difficult or even harmful to wear.
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Eye Doctor In Stratford & Bridgeport Answers FAQ’s on Hard to Fit Contacts
Eye care is a very important part of your overall health and should be monitored as much as your general health. An eye doctor in Stratford & Bridgeport at Family Vision Center would be happy to help meet your eye care needs. Are you looking to get new contacts? Below are some frequently asked questions about hard to fit contact lenses.
What Makes Eyes 'Hard to Fit'?
There are certain conditions that can make it difficult to find contacts for the eyes. These conditions include dry eyes, keratoconus, presbyopia, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), astigmatism, and post-refractive surgery (like LASIK). Each of these has a unique set of conditions that make it hard to find contacts to fit just right. Contact our optometrist to find out options that work for you.
There are certain contact lenses you can be fitted with that can ease symptoms from these conditions, enabling you to comfortably wear contacts. There are piggybacking contact lenses, toric contact lenses, soft contact lenses for keratoconus, hybrid contact lenses, and scleral contact lenses.
How Can Your Optometrist Fit You For Contact Lenses That Are Comfortable?
There are special types of contact lenses that our optometrist can find for you based on your eye condition. At your first appointment, our optometrist can go over options on types of contact lenses that will be most comfortable, based on what you have.
What Is The Contact Lens Exam Process?
You need to first make an appointment to get a contact lens exam. While the contact lens exam is going on, our optometrist can determine the best type of contact lenses for you based on any eye conditions you have and the results of the exam. Contact lenses take time to get used to wearing, so you will be fitted for contact lenses to make sure they are a good fit for you and your eyes.
You can always come back and get refitted for another pair of contacts if they first do not work for you. There are different types of lenses based on your lifestyle and any eye conditions you may have. Lenses come in extended wear, gas permeable, and disposables.
Keep up with your yearly eye exams to make just in case other conditions are seen by your optometrist or your vision changes. If your vision changes, you will need to be fitted with new contact lenses.
Contact Family Vision Center in Stratford & Bridgeport to Make an Appointment Today
Make an appointment with one of our skilled optometrists today. You can visit us at Family Vision Center located in both Stratford and Bridgeport. Make an appointment over the phone in Stratford by calling (203) 377-2020 or in Bridgeport at (203) 333-2020.