Contact lenses have come a long way in recent years. There are now contacts designed to fit even the most difficult-to-fit eyes. Hard-to-fit contacts are designed to provide people with challenging corneas with a comfortable, accurate fit. If you have struggled to find contacts that work and fit well, talk to our eye doctor at Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley, CA, about these specialty contact lenses.
Reasons for Using Hard to Fit Contacts
If you suffer from certain eye conditions, you may be considered a good candidate for hard-to-fit contact lenses. Common conditions include:
This eye condition is defined by progressive thinning of the cornea, which can eventually cause significant vision problems. Keratoconus causes distinct changes to the shape of the cornea, which can result in steepening or irregularity of the central surface. In most cases, keratoconus is diagnosed in young adults during their teens or early twenties and typically affects both eyes.
Corneal scarring is often caused by trauma, a bacterial or fungal infection, a burn to the eye, or a severe case of dry eye. Our eye doctor will likely recommend special hard-to-fit contacts if you have one or more corneal scars. This is because the scarred cornea can create a steep cone-like shape that limits the contact lenses you can wear.
It is common to have vision problems such as presbyopia as you get older. These changes happen because the lens inside your eye has become less flexible, so it can't change its shape to accommodate your nearsightedness or farsightedness.
It is estimated that around 30 million Americans live with dry eyes. People who wear contacts can experience even more discomfort because contact lenses dry out your eyes. People with dry eyes typically have blurred vision, redness, burning, or stinging eyes. If you experience dry eye symptoms when you wear contacts, ask our eye doctor about specially designed contacts to help relieve your symptoms.
How Our Optometrist Can Help
At Fountain Valley Optometry, we carry various types of hard-to-fit contacts, so you can find the pair that’s perfect for you. Rigid gas permeable lenses can be suitable for people with dry eye as they tend to hold moisture under the lens, making them less likely to aggravate your dry eye symptoms. Toric lenses are a good fit for people with astigmatism, while scleral lenses can correct vision problems caused by keratoconus. Our optometrist may recommend multifocal lenses if you have presbyopia as they enhance both near and far sight.
Visit Our Fountain Valley Eye Doctor for Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
Our optometrist at Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley, CA, will help you find the best type of contacts for your unique eyes. Contact us today at (714) 210-2393 to schedule a contact lens exam.