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Hard to Fit Contacts FAQs

Hard to Fit Contacts FAQs

River Place Vision Center in Austin, TX understands that some people have a little more difficulty finding the right fit in contacts. For those who struggle with contact lenses to meet their needs, many questions arise that you want to ask your optometrist. These are a few hard to fit contacts questions you may have of your eye doctor in Austin. Our optometrist has the answers to your questions. Continue reading to learn more about hard to fit contact lenses!

What are Hard to Fit Contacts?

The term “hard to fit” rarely refers to the contact lenses themselves. Often, it describes the specific condition you have that is difficult to treat with contacts. Typical conditions this applies to include:

  • Keratoconus.
  • Dry eyes.
  • Post-LASIK Surgery.
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis.
  • Presbyopia.
  • Astigmatism.

That does not mean these conditions cannot be treated with contacts. It simply means you will need to work with your optometrist to order specialized contacts to work.

What Types of Lenses are Considered Hard to Fit?

Anything other than traditional soft contact lenses is considered “hard to fit” for terms of treating various vision conditions. These are some of the lenses your eye doctor might prescribe to address your vision concerns.

  • Gas-permeable lenses. These lenses are often prescribed for people who have keratoconus and giant papillary conjunctivitis since they are more rigid than soft lenses and debris does not stick to them the way it does with conventional lenses.
  • Piggybacking contacts. People who require gas-permeable lenses but find them too uncomfortable often require soft lenses to be worn beneath the gas permeable lenses for added comfort.
  • Bifocal contacts. People with presbyopia require these specialized lenses for full-spectrum vision enhancement.
  • Toric contacts. These contacts are used in patients with astigmatism.

There are other lenses your eye doctor may prescribe based on your unique needs.

Call River Place Vision Center Today!

At River Place Vision Center in Austin, TX, our mission is to help you see the world around you with greater comfort and clarity. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your hard to fit contacts needs.

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