Hard to Fit Contacts from our Texas City Eye Doctor
Contacts lenses can be a convenient means of correcting refractive errors, but that convenience can be undercut by issues that make your eyes somewhat harder to fit than usual. Tricky prescriptions and/or underlying health conditions can make ordinary lenses either uncomfortable or ineffective. Don't worry, you can get specialized contact lenses from our optometrist at Texas City Eye Consultants PLLC, Dr. Correa.
When Ordinary Contact Lenses Won't Do
Standard single-vision contact lenses offer great comfort and convenience for many individuals who have easily-corrected, uncomplicated refractive errors such as farsightedness and nearsightedness. Unfortunately, some corrective prescriptions call for more than these lenses can offer. Conditions that may require hard-to-fit lenses include:
- Severe astigmatism - requires pinpoint-precise correction of aberrations on specific areas of the cornea.
- Presbyopia - a common problem for middle-aged eyes, may call for lenses that can correct more than one distance field.
- Keratoconus - the cornea takes on an unnatural bulge that standard lenses can't accommodate or compensate for.
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis – an inflammation experienced by patients sensitive to the protein debris that likes to accumulate on soft contacts.
- Dry eyes - sufferers may find that their condition grows worse when they try to wear standard lenses.
Types of Hard-to-Fit Lens Options
Our optometrist will determine whether you need hard to fit contacts during your contact lens exam. This exam allows us to measure your specific eye dimensions for fitting purposes, but it also gives us a chance to evaluate whether your prescription calls for specialized lenses. Lenses may differ based on their required strength or specialized shapes
- Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts can correct stronger prescriptions than of contacts; they can also be made as multifocals which offer multiple distance fields for presbyopia. GPC sufferers may also like RGP lenses because they don't accumulate as many irritating eye proteins.
- Toric contacts are shaped to hold a fixed position on the cornea without rotating, making them ideal for correcting astigmatism.
- Essilor SCone and CCone scleral contacts not only correct for kerataconus, but they also help retain moisture for dry eyes. We can guide you toward the most sensible contact lenses for your specific needs.
Contact Our Texas City Optometrist to Schedule a Contact Lens Exam
Don't let a "hard to fit" scenario interfere with your ability to wear contact lenses. Call Texas City Eye Consultants PLLC at (409) 945-5511 to schedule a contact lens exam with our Texas City optometrist!