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Hard To Fit Contacts FAQ’s

Prudhomme Vision Answers Hard To Fit Contacts FAQ’s


Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses. If you want a more natural appearance, contact lenses are a great option. Also, when you wear contacts, you won't have the eyeglass frame obstructing a portion of your view. Finally, if you are an athlete, contacts are safer than glasses. Many people can wear typical contacts; however, some people are considered hard to fit. If your optometrist told you that you are hard to fit for contacts, you should understand what it means.

Hard To Fit Contacts FAQ’s


What Does Hard To Fit Mean?

Hard to fit means that standard soft contacts won't work for you. If you are hard to fit, it means that you have a condition that requires special contacts to help you see correctly.

What Conditions Could Make Me Hard To Fit For Contacts?

If you have dry eye, standard contacts can worsen your symptoms. If you have keratoconus or astigmatism, a standard contact won't fit the shape of your eye. Finally, the protein and debris that builds up on the lens can trigger giant papillary conjunctivitis in some people. This would require a special contact lens.

Can My Prescription Make Me Hard To Fit For Contacts?

Your prescription can make you hard to fit for contacts. If you have a very high prescription to treat severe nearsightedness or farsightedness, you would be considered hard to fit. If you have astigmatism, you would need a special lens. Finally, if you have presbyopia, you may need correction for both distance and closeup vision which would make you hard to fit. 

How Will I Know If I Am Hard To Fit For Contacts?

To get contacts, you would need to have a contact lens exam. During this exam, your eye doctor would check the health of your eye. They would also check the size and shape of your cornea and then determine your prescription. During the exam, your optometrist will be able to tell if you are hard to fit for contacts.

What Are Some Examples Of Hard To Fit Contacts?

Rigid gas permeable contacts are commonly used hard to fit contact. This lens can hold the shape of your eye which can treat keratoconus. Scleral contacts sit on the white of the eye and vault over your cornea, which is another treatment for keratoconus. When these lenses are worn over soft lenses, it can correct a very strong prescription. Multifocal and monovision lenses are commonly used to treat presbyopia because they correct two fields of vision. Finally, a toric lens will fit over an irregularly shaped eye caused by astigmatism.

Contact Prudhomme Vision in Manchester,  Connecticut

If you are thinking about getting contacts, you should schedule an appointment with Prudhomme Vision. Our eye doctor in Manchester will perform a contact lens exam to determine whether you can wear standard soft contacts or if you need hard to fit contacts. In most cases, our optometrist will be able to find a pair of contact lenses that will work right for you.


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