Hard to Fit Contacts Are Available at AssureVision
Contact lenses sit on the surface of your eyes, but for people with irregularly shaped corneas, finding a pair of contacts that fit their eyes becomes difficult. If you have had trouble wearing contacts in the past, don't give up your search in finding the best ones for your needs. Our eye doctor at AssureVision in Arlington Heights, IL, and Barrington, IL, can help you to find contacts that give you better vision.
What Are Hard to Fit Contacts?
Hard to fit contacts have different attributes to cater to the needs of those with special vision needs. People with astigmatism, keratoconus, dry eyes, or presbyopia cannot wear standard contacts and get the vision correction they need. For example, those with keratoconus and astigmatism have corneas that do not accommodate traditional contacts. Those with dry eyes may need specialty lenses that prevent moisture loss. People who have presbyopia may require multifocal lenses to help them to see up close and far away.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam
If you want contacts but have an eye condition that requires you to wear hard to fit lenses, you need a special exam. During this customized contact lens exam, our optometrist will test your visual acuity, determine the prescription for your corrective lenses, and examine the health of your eyes. Plus, our optometrist will measure your cornea, pupils, and irises for the most precise fit.
The Many Types of Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
Contact lenses come in more types than hard and soft. Gas permeable rigid lenses may help you to see more clearly or help if you have mild astigmatism. Toric lenses help those with severe forms of astigmatism by aligning the different powers of the lenses with parts of the eyes. Scleral lenses have a larger format that reaches over the whites of the eyes to help those with keratoconus. Ask your eye doctor about the many contact lens options for your vision.
You Can Get Hard to Fit Contacts with The Help from Our Optometrist
Schedule a visit with our optometrist at AssureVision by calling the clinic closest to you directly:
- Arlington Heights, IL: (847) 368-9999
- Barrington, IL: (224) 407-2020
You may be a candidate for hard to fit contacts if you haven't been able to wear contacts in the past. Only a qualified contact lens fitting expert can determine if you qualify for hard to fit lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Lomazov, at AssureVision has the experience to get contacts for people with a variety of issues that make standard lenses hard to wear.