Contact lenses seem like the best option to correct vision safely and comfortably. However, it is not always the case for some people, as contact lenses can be difficult to wear for people who have cornea irregularities or eye conditions. At our family eye care center in Henderson, TX, we have patients who fall into this category, and our optometrist helps them to find the best hard to fit contacts for their needs. Common questions asked by our patients about hard to fit contacts are answered below by our eye care professional from Henderson Eye Center.
What Are Hard to Fit Contacts?
Hard to fit contacts are specially designed lenses that are made for individuals who have eye conditions that prevent them from wearing conventional contacts.
How Do I Know If I Need Hard to Fit Contact Lenses?
Our optometrist in Henderson, TX, can tell you if you require hard to fit contacts. With an eye exam, we can check your eyes and their shapes and sizes to see if you have an eye condition or irregularly shaped corneas that would make wearing normal contacts troublesome.
What Conditions Can Make Traditional Lenses Hard to fit?
Any of the following eye conditions can make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable to use:
- Dry eye syndrome
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis
What Hard to Fit Contacts Are Available?
There are plenty of hard to fit contacts available, and they can be tailored to meet your eye care needs. At our family eye care center, we have gas permeable, piggyback, scleral, hybrid, toric, bifocal, and monovision lenses.
How Do I Get These Types of Lenses?
To get hard to fit contacts, you will first need to have a contact lens exam. A contact lens exam is a separate exam than your annual eye exam. During a contact lens exam, our optometrist will check the health of your eyes and vision, determine your prescription, and measure your corneas, iris, and pupils, From there, if you need hard to fit contacts, we will find the best contact lenses for you.
Contact Our Eye Care Professionals to See If You Need Hard to Fit Contacts
At Henderson Eye Center in Henderson, TX, our optometrist offers a wide variety of contact lenses to meet your specific needs. If you believe you need hard to fit contacts, schedule an appointment with us today by calling us at (903) 657-1539.