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Posted on 04-13-2017

Guide to Hard to Fit Contact Lenses from our Plano Optometristhard to fit contacts in plano, tx

When you visit Eye Gallery, your optometrist will conduct a thorough eye exam for you. If you are interested in having contact lenses, our contact lens exam will provide more detail about the type of lens that is right for your needs. It’s important that the lens is fitted to the specifications of your eyes. However, some people may need contact lenses of a special shape to ensure proper vision improvement is possible. These are often called hard to fit contact lenses. We can help you with this need in our Plano office.

When Are Contacts More Challenging to Wear?

For those who suffer from some types of vision conditions or eye structure changes, it becomes a bit more challenging to fit and wear contact lenses. Conditions such as the following most commonly need specially designed contact lenses:

  • Keratoconus
  • Chronic dry eyes
  • Astigmatism
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Post-refractive surgery including LASIK eye surgery

If you have these conditions, it is not uncommon to struggle to wear contact lenses. In some cases, your optometrist may tell you that you are not a good candidate for contact lenses. However, at Eye Gallery, we can often provide you with options to fit your needs.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Individuals who have conditions like the following may need specific contact lenses. For example, for those with keratoconus, rigid as permeable contact lenses may be an ideal option. These retain their shape on the eye. Toric contact lenses are ideally suited for those who have astigmatism. These are available both as soft and rigid gas permeable lenses but don’t have a breaking-in period. For those with dry eyes, contact lenses that retain moisture are now available. It’s important to meet with your optometrist to find the right type of lenses for the condition you have.

Schedule an Eye Exam for Hard to Fit Contact Lenses Now

Call your optometrist in Plano at Eye Gallery to begin the process of getting the hard to fit contact lenses you need. We’re available to help you today: 972-519-0006.

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