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Hard To Fit Contacts

Hard to Fit Contacts

Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.

Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Keratoconus
  • Presbyopia

Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the bulging.

Dry Eyes: When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in your eye.

GPC: This form of conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation on the inner surface of the eyelid. Protein buildup on contact lenses can make this condition worse.

Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.

Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional, however, and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.

Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.

Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. Since the lens needs to align with the bulge it is correcting, toric lenses must not rotate in order to fit on the eye. They are typically custom made to correct a specific astigmatism. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to make and costs more than a traditional contact lens.

Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lenses can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.

Medicated eye drops can be an effective solution for dealing with dry eyes. They will lubricate eyes enough to make contact lenses more bearable, although a punctal occlusion also must be done to plug the ducts in some extreme cases. GPC symptoms can also be lessened through medicated eye drops. They flush out protein deposits and reduce inflammation.

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  • "Bright Eyes was a great experience for me! The staff is very friendly & professional. Dr. Colton took his time and made me feel very comfortable. Great Job!! I love my glasses!"
    Billy Hart
  • "I rank Dr. Bruce Colton as one of the very best eye doctors I have seen. He not only gives a very professional examination of the health of the eyes but also has the expertise to write a spot on prescription for glasses and contact lenses. I am particularly impressed with the state of the art equipment he utilizes to assist him in his diagnosis."
    David M.
  • "We have never had any doctor even come close to how thorough and careful Dr. Colton was during my daughter's appointment. He helped to solve some issues with a special contact that nobody had ever suggested--probably because they weren't as careful and thorough as he was. We'll definitely be sticking with Dr. Colton."
    Shannon Cox
  • "I have had great experiences at this office, both for myself and my child. It's been easy to get appointments and the office is clean. Dr. Colton is extremely thorough, professional, and very patient about explaining procedures and the results. He spent additional time going over treatment options with me. I highly recommend him."
    Sarah Proctor
  • "This office is brand new construction and so nice. I've had two exams with Dr. Colton and he was super awesome both times! I got scratched on the eye with my kid's toy and he was able to make sure it healed properly. Also, after my third baby my prescription changed and he was able to get it back on track, spot on, so that I could see when I was driving much better! Has also talked me through an eye drainage block (which was very painful) and with his recommended treatment I didn't have to get it flushed out- Yay!"
    Julie Palmer
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