Contact Lenses for Hard to Fit Conditions
You may have heard plenty of glowing reports about the ease and convenience of contact lenses over the years, but what do you do if you're told that you have "hard to fit" eyes? Don't assume that your contact lens journey is over before it has even begun. Here at Bruce Coward & Associates, we can fit Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton residents with specialized lenses that provide the perfect combination of comfort and visual acuity.
Why Different Eyes Need Different Types of Contact Lenses
When most people think of contact lenses these days, they envision the standard soft lenses that correct simple, mild-to-moderate cases of nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, not all vision problems are quite so easy to correct. If you have very strong nearsightedness or farsightedness, for instance, you may need lenses that will hold a steady shape instead of conforming to your eye contours as standard soft lenses do. If you have astigmatism that affects specific zones of vision, you may need lenses that will sit still on your corneas instead of rotating as you blink. If you have presbyopia, you need lenses that can correct for both near vision and distance vision.
Other circumstances can also place your eyes in the "hard to fit" category. A corneal irregularity called keratoconus, which gives your corneas an abnormal cone-like shape, is a good example. Dry eye can become worse beneath standard contact lenses. An irritation called giant papillary conjunctivitis can occur due to the proteins that like to accumulate on soft contact lenses. These are all scenarios that might lead to you seek out specialized solutions.
Our Optometrists Can Solve Your Contact Lens Puzzle
You'll always get the right contact lenses for your individual needs when you entrust your vision care to Bruce Coward & Associates. Our optometrists can tell you whether your particular refractive error would be better served by non-standard lenses. We also administer a contact lens exam in which we look at any other eye conditions that might influence your contact lens choices. We can then offer a number of hard to fit options, including:
- Multifocal contacts that correct for presbyopia
- Toric or scleral lenses that compensate for corneal irregularities
- Rigid gas-permeable lenses that maintain a consistent curvature for strong prescriptions
- Contact lenses designed to minimize dry eye or eye irritation issues
Need an Eye Doctor in Belleville, Brighton, or Trenton?
A superior contact lens experience calls for a superior eye doctor, and Bruce Coward & Associates has the answers you seek. Call our Belleville, Brighton or Trenton office today!