Hard to Fit Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are one of the many solutions we offer patients who need vision correction. Contacts can be easier to manage than eyeglasses and add the convenience of not having to carry frames with you all the time. However, some patients learn their eyes are not a good fit for standard contact lenses.

At Optical Expressions, we offer hard-to-fit contact lenses so more people can enjoy convenient visual clarity. Learn more about our hard-to-fit contacts and schedule an appointment to see if it’s your solution.

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

One of the most common questions we get is what “hard to fit” means.

If you’ve been told that your eyes are hard to fit, it means the shape of your eyes or ocular conditions make it harder to find contacts. Ordinary lenses won’t work for your eyes, but fortunately, alternative options are available.

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What Vision Problems Make Contacts Hard to Fit?

Several conditions may call for different contact lenses. Individuals who suffer from presbyopia, astigmatism, and even severe nearsightedness or farsightedness may 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 easily irritated by proteins and particles that might build up on the lenses.

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How Does an Optometrist Decide Which Contact Lenses Fit?

Typically, this process takes place during a routine eye exam. Before getting contacts, you must get a contact lens exam. During the exam, our doctors take several measurements of your eyes to determine if you will be a good candidate for standard contact lenses. If problems arise, we identify them and work with you to see if special contacts are the solution.

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What If I Have Trouble Getting the Lenses in My Eyes?

Before sending anyone home, we will ensure that they are comfortable with putting in and removing contact lenses.

Trust an Eye Doctor from Optical Expressions

At Optical Expressions, we prioritize your care and comfort. Whether you visit our locations in Phoenix or Scottsdale, you’ll receive the same excellent service. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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