Frequently Asked Questions About Hard to Fit Contacts
If you're attracted to the prospect of contact lenses, you may be frustrated to learn that your eyes are "hard to fit" for contacts. Fortunately, you can still get the ideal contacts for your needs at Williston Optometry. Check out the answers to these frequently asked questions on the subject at our Williston clinic.
What Does "Hard to Fit" Mean?
The phrase "hard to fit" means that some aspect of your eyes or vision makes standard soft contacts a less than satisfying option for you. These standard contacts aren't likely to correct your vision issues, or they may aggravate another eye problem you're struggling with.
What Vision Problems Make Eyes Harder to Fit for Contact Lenses?
Standard contacts are good for mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, but they're less effective at treating more irregular conditions. They can't easily correct for extremely atypical corneas, such as those seen in keratoconus. They also lack the ability to correct multiple distance fields, which is a must for people with presbyopia.
What other Eye Health Issues Complicate Contact Lens Selection?
Dry eye syndrome can be made worse by contact lenses that aren't optimized to retain moisture. Soft contacts tend to collect lots of protein debris, which can irritate the eyes of people vulnerable to giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC).
How Does Your Optometrist Tell Whether My Eyes Are Hard to Fit?
Our optometrist at Willston Optometry, Dr. Clark, will perform an exam called a contact lens exam as part of the fitting process. This exam includes measurements of your eyes well as an evaluation of your general and ocular health. We will also consider what kinds of contacts will do the best job for your corrective prescription.
What Kinds of Hard to Fit Contact Lenses Do You Offer?
We can provide a number of contact lens options for hard to fit patients. GPC sufferers and people with strong prescriptions will benefit from gas-permeable lenses instead of ordinary soft contacts. If you have keratoconus, scleral contacts can compensate by covering the entire cornea. Our hydrogel contacts can help you cope with dry eye, while our multifocal lenses can correct for presbyopia just as effectively as multifocal eyeglasses.
Our Eye Doctor in Williston Can Address Your Contact Lens Issues
Don't let the phrase "hard to fit" give you a hard time. Call our eye doctor in Williston at 802-862-1947 to schedule a contact lens exam and get the answers to all your contact lens questions!