Hard to Fit Contacts
Bogey Hills Vision Center Can Help You With
Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
When you are wearing contacts that have not been fitted correctly, you will know it. Irritation, redness, and blurry vision when you wear contacts that don’t fit are common problems that cause many people to give up on all the benefits of wearing contact lenses — unless they find an optometrist with expertise in hard to fit contacts. Here are three things that your optometrists at Bogey Hills Vision Center in St. Charles, MO want you to know about contact lenses for patients who are hard to fit.
Your optometrist must diagnose and address certain eye health issues first for comfortable contact lenses
There are several eye issues that can keep you from wearing regular contact lenses.
Astigmatism results from a bulging of the cornea that keeps it from having a spherical shape. Regular contacts will not fit on an irregular cornea.
Dry eyes are even more uncomfortable when you wear contacts that aren’t fitted to increase the natural lubrication of your eye. If you try to wear regular contacts and you have dry eyes, your eyes will feel like you have grit in them all the time.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) causes inflammation on the inner surfaces of the eyelids. The buildup of proteins on contact lenses will make it worse.
Keratoconus is a thinning of the cornea. The eye bulges forward and the cornea forms a conical shape. Regular contacts will not fit on the conical cornea.
Farsightedness, also known as presbyopia, affects most of us after 40. Contact lenses that do not offer correction for close vision can’t be worn for reading and close work.
Hard to fit contacts require special contact lenses.
If you have one of the conditions that cause contact lenses to be hard to fit, you probably can still wear contact lenses with modifications prescribed by your optometrist. Gas permeable contact lenses keep proteins from accumulating on the cornea for patients who have GPC or keratoconus. Toric lenses, which are lenses that do not rotate when the eye moves, can fit on the cornea to correct astigmatism. Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses can be just what you need for presbyopia. And most of the time your optometrist can prescribe eye drops that relieve the symptoms of dry eyes.
When you get the right fit for your hard to fit contacts, you can enjoy all the benefits of contact lenses.
With the right contact lenses, you can have a new outlook on the world. There will be no more smudges on your glasses. Your view of the world will not be limited by the frames of your eyeglasses. But you need the right prescription for contact lenses from your optometrist.
Call Bogey Hills Vision Center Today!
If you have tried contact lenses before, do not give up. Your optometrists at Bogey Hills Vision Center in St. Charles, MO can help you find the right prescription for great vision and reliably comfortable wear. Request an appointment online or call us at (636) 946-1176. The offices of Bogey Hills Vision Center are located at 2035 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63303.