Technological advances in contact lenses have made it possible for more people to use contacts to improve their visual acuity. Nowadays, even people with “hard to fit” eyes can enjoy these benefits by using specialized “hard to fit” contact lenses. The answers to the following FAQs from our Dover/Milford optometrist at Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc. provide greater insight into hard to fit contacts and how they can improve your vision.
What Does It Mean to Be “Hard to Fit” in Terms of Contacts?
Most contact lens wearers use standard soft lenses to correct mild refractive errors in their vision. Hard to fit contacts are designed to address complicated visual problems that normal lenses cannot. If you have a complex prescription or eye conditions that make it difficult to use ordinary contact lenses, you may be a candidate for hard to fit contacts.
What Conditions Make Me “Hard to Fit?”
Various factors can make you hard to fit when it comes to contacts. If you have a complex prescription, dry eye, or keratoconus, ordinary contacts may be insufficient for correcting your vision. Ordinary contacts tend to accumulate protein debris on the lens which can aggravate dry eye symptoms. They also aren’t capable of correcting visual errors caused by keratoconus. Vision problems caused by dry eye, keratoconus, presbyopia, and strong refractive errors require specialized contacts to correct your vision.
What Are Some Examples of Hard to Fit Contacts?
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses, toric contacts, scleral contacts and multifocal lenses all fall under the category of hard to fit contacts. RGP lenses are specifically designed to correct strong prescriptions so you can enjoy optimal vision. Toric lenses help correct problems with astigmatism. Scleral contacts completely cover corneal bulges to compensate for vision problems caused by keratoconus. Multifocal lenses are designed with segments for multiple distances, correcting visual problems caused by presbyopia.
What’s Involved in a Contact Lens Exam?
Your first step to getting contacts is receiving a contact lens exam. Our Dover/Milford optometrist will test your eyes to obtain an accurate prescription. We’ll then measure the pupil or iris of your eye to obtain the right contact lens size. Contact lens fittings from your eye doctor in Dover/Milford will ensure your contacts are comfortable and fit just right.
See Your Eye Doctor in Dover/Milford for Hard to Fit Contacts
To learn more about hard to fit contacts, contact Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc. in Dover at 302-678-3545 or Milford at 302-424-9424 today.