Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

After wearing eyeglasses for a while, you may decide you want to try contact lenses. If you’ve never worn contacts before, your Manchester optometrist from Prudhomme Vision can help you with the selection process.

Most people find standard soft contact lenses comfortable and easy to use. Regular contacts, however, aren’t for everyone. You may have a prescription or eye condition that rules out the use of ordinary contacts, making it necessary for you to obtain the “extraordinary” kind. Here’s what you should know about hard to fit contacts.

What Makes Eyes “Hard to Fit?”

There are various reasons why regular contacts may not work for you. You may have complex issues with your vision such as astigmatism, presbyopia, or keratoconus. These problems cannot be fixed with ordinary contacts. Eye conditions like dry eye can also put you into the hard to fit contacts category.

Hard to Fit Solutions

The good news is that we have hard to fit contact lenses solutions for individuals who cannot use regular contacts. Your eye doctor in Manchester will start by giving you a separate contact lens exam to get an accurate prescription for your contacts. This exam will also reveal whether or not you need to use special lenses due to eye conditions. Your Manchester optometrist will also consider your lifestyle when recommending the type of contacts that would be best for you.

In addition to regular soft contacts, you have various options to choose from to include:

  • Rigid gas-permeable lenses: These lenses correct multiple refraction problems without collecting so much protein debris.
  • Toric lenses: These lenses are weighted for stability, making them a good choice for correcting refractive errors, particularly severe cases of astigmatism.
  • Scleral lenses: These lenses sit on the sclera, the white part of your eye, to correct problems with keratoconus and create a handy reservoir for your tears.
  • Multi-focal lenses: These lenses correct problems with presbyopia so you can see up close as well as at intermediate and far distances.

Talk to Your Eye Doctor in Manchester about Contacts

To schedule a consultation for contact lens fitting, contact Prudhomme Vision in Manchester at 860-612-8681.

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