Hard to Fit Contacts FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Hard to Fit Contact Lenses from Optical Expressions

At Optical Expressions, our job is to help you take care of your eyes. To that end, one of the solutions we offer comes in the form of contact lenses. These have a number of benefits over regular eyeglasses that some people enjoy. At the same time, we also get a lot of questions about hard to fit contact lenses. We are here to make sure that everyone in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas has access to a trained optometry provider.


If Contacts are Hard to Fit, What Does This Mean?

One of the most common questions we get is what the meaning of “hard to fit” entails. First, if someone has been told that he or she has eyes that are hard to fit, this means that the shape of the eyes or ocular conditions makes it harder to find contacts that fit than using ordinary lenses. Fortunately, there are alternative options available.

What Vision Problems Make Contacts Hard to Fit?

There are a number of conditions that might need different contact lenses. These include individuals who suffer from conditions such as presbyopia, astigmatism, and even serious cases of nearsightedness or farsightedness. Those who have these conditions might need special contacts.

What Other Problems Might Arise with Contact Lenses?

There are a few other problems that might arise with contact lenses that could entail special contacts. These include those who have dry eyes or eyes that are easily irritated by proteins and particles that might build up on the lenses.

How Does an Optometrist Decide Which Contact Lenses Fit?

Typically, this process takes place during a routine eye exam. Prior to getting contacts, patients are going to have to go through a contact lens exam. This is done to take certain measurements of the eyes that might impact whether or not someone is going to be a good candidate for standard contact lenses. Sometimes, problems arise and this is how we identify those who might need special contacts.

What if I Have Trouble Getting the Lenses in my Eyes?

This is one of the most common questions we get. Before sending anyone home, we will make sure that he or she is comfortable with the process of putting in and removing contact lenses. 

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At Optical Expressions, we place the needs of the citizens of the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ areas first. We would be honored to do the same for you. If you would like to learn more about our services, please reach out to us today to make an appointment. We are here to serve you.

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