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Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

While regular contacts work for some people, there are situations in that makes eyes "hard to fit,” so you can't just wear regular contact lenses. This is very important when shopping for contacts because it means your potential choices will be limited. An eye examination with an optometrist at Danville Eye Center in Danville, Liberty, Mount Vernon, and Harrodsburg, KY, will determine what types of contacts you are a good candidate for.

Hard To Fit Contacts

The same eye health concerns that require you to use corrective lenses or glasses might be the very things that make your contacts hard to fit or uncomfortable to wear. These conditions include:

  • Keratoconus

  • Astigmatism

  • Dry eyes

  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)

  • Post-refractive surgery (such as LASIK)

  • Presbyopia

Each of these conditions may require its own hard to fit contact. For example, gas permeable contact lenses are suitable for mild to moderate keratoconus while scleral contacts might work better for patients whose condition makes the cornea bulge too much. Similarly, soft contacts can treat mild to moderate keratoconus, and your eye doctor may suggest fitting a gas permeable lens over the soft lens in a process known as piggybacking.

Patients with astigmatism are best treated with Toric lenses, which you can get both as soft and gas permeable lenses. Hybrid contacts may also be an option. Toric lenses may be prescribed after LASIK surgery, which can correct vision but does not provide perfect vision.

If daily contacts aren't an option, gas permeable contacts help patients with giant papillary conjunctivitis. Proteins from tears that cause the inflammation in this condition do not as easily build up on contacts made from this material.

Finally, some patients require mono-vision or bifocal lenses (just like glasses) because of presbyopia.

If you have any of these conditions, talk to your optometrist about whether you need hard-to-fit lenses. You may need an eye doctor in Danville who specialized in hard to fit lenses as not all eye doctors deal with them.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

While hard to fit lenses typically cost more than regular contacts, they also provide optimal comfort and vision. They're worth the price.

You can call Danville Eye Center, which services residents in Danville 859-236-8644, Mount Vernon 606-256-3937, Harrodsburg 859-734-3697, and Liberty 606-722-0180, today to schedule an eye exam or talk about hard to fit lenses.

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