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Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Have you been told that you can’t wear contact lenses? The truth is you may simply need hard to fit contacts for your eyes. Talk to an eye doctor in Austin, TX, at River Place Vision Center to learn if you have a condition that makes you a better candidate for hard to fit contacts rather than regular contact lenses.  Your optometrist can help you learn more information about contact lenses and can help you schedule an appointment.

Hard to Fit Contacts

If you have had an eye doctor in Austin, TX, tell you that you are not a candidate for regular contacts, you may have a condition that makes you hard to fit. Certainly, this does not mean you should abandon all hopes of wearing contacts; simply visit another optometrist and get a second opinion and evaluation for hard to fit contacts.


Optometry patients with astigmatism find it difficult to get fitted for contact lenses and may feel like they will wear eyeglasses forever. There are now gas permeable (GP) lenses that are designed to accommodate individuals with astigmatism, and these provide visual clarity without wearing glasses. Some hybrid lenses combine the GP features with a soft lens design that makes them comfortable to wear.

Dry Eyes 

Dry eyes are a condition that can cause excess watering of the eyes as well as discomfort. Special-made contacts provide more moisture retention, so the contacts are more comfortable to wear. These lenses don’t allow the natural tears and oils in your eyes evaporate as quickly, alleviating the normally dry, scratchy feeling that those with dry eyes experience when wearing contacts.

Other Eye Issues 

Other eye issues, like Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, require hard to fit lenses. Talk to your eye doctor in Austin, TX, to learn more and to schedule a fitting.

Call Us To Learn More About Contact Lenses!

Considering contact lenses? Whether you need hard to fit contacts or if you simply want regular contact lenses, visit River Place Vision Center in Austin, TX. Our optometry team is waiting to fit you with the right contacts; schedule your appointment today.

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