Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Contacts are a great option for people who do not want to wear glasses. Unfortunately, some people have “hard to fit” eyes and must use specially fitted contacts. Compared to regular contacts, these hard to fit contacts can be a bit more difficult to wear and use. Contact our eye doctors in Scottsdale and Phoenix to schedule an appointment at Optical Expressions. Our optometrists will perform a thorough eye exam and make sure you get the perfect pair of contact lenses.

What Are Hard to Fit Contact Lenses

Ask one of our optometrists and we will tell you that hard to fit contacts have a very specific meaning in optometry. If you have this condition, it means regular contact lenses will likely not work for you. Your eyes might have a different shape than typical eyes. The difference may be slight, perhaps even impossible to see with the naked eye, but it could make regular contacts impractical.

Besides shape, other conditions may rule out your ability to use regular contact lenses. If your eye needs more oxygen than normal to thrive, our optometrists may recommend that you not wear regular contacts. While contacts are often breathable to a limited extent, even a slight restriction in airflow could cause problems. If oxygen is the problem, there are solutions. You can get gas-permeable contacts that make it easy for your eyes to breathe. With these contacts, you can be certain that the cells in your eyes get the air they need.

Get Your Contact Lenses at Optical Expressions

Are you not sure if you need hard to fit contacts? Contact one of our eye doctors in Scottsdale and Phoenix to schedule an eye exam. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam and check for any conditions that may require hard to fit contacts. Our optometrists at Optical Expressions are here to ensure you get the quality contact lenses that you need to provide clear vision. Call our team today at 480-998-1606 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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