If you have refractive errors in your vision, contact lenses provide a practical solution to improve your sight. Contact lenses offer an alternative to wearing prescription eyeglasses for enjoying clear, sharp vision. Certain eye conditions, however, may make it necessary for you to use hard to fit contacts as opposed to standard designs. These FAQs from Avery Eye Clinic provide more information about hard to fit contacts and who can benefit from their use. For your convenience, Avery Eye Clinic serves residents in Huntsville, Conroe, and the Woodlands.
What does the phrase “hard to fit” mean?
Most people are capable of using standard soft contacts to correct problems with their sight. If your eyes are hard to fit, it means standard lenses aren’t suitable for you to use due to irregularities with your eyes. You can, however, use hard to fit contacts specifically designed to address the problems you face with your eyes.
What eye conditions make me a candidate for hard to fit contacts?
Dry eye, strong refractive errors, astigmatism, presbyopia, and keratoconus are some of the eye conditions that require the use of hard to fit contacts to improve your sight. There are hard to fit contacts designed for each of these conditions, so you can take a break from wearing glasses for optimal sight.
How do I know if I need hard to fit contacts?
Once you decide you’d like to try contacts, our eye doctor in Conroe, TX, will schedule a contact lens exam to test your visual acuity, eye health and tear film to see if your eyes produce enough tears to wear contacts comfortably. At this time, our Conroe optometrist will let you know if hard to fit contacts are the best choice for you.
What are some examples of hard to fit contacts?
At Avery Eye Clinic, we carry a variety of hard to fit contacts to suit our patients’ eye care needs. These include:
- Rigid gas permeable lenses for people with strong refractive errors and dry eye, as the lens retains moisture to help compensate for dry eye symptoms
- Toric contacts for people with astigmatism
- Multifocal contacts for people suffering from presbyopia, as these contacts help you see up close and at a distance
- Scleral lenses for patients with keratoconus (a condition that causes the cornea to bulge out) as the lenses are broad enough to sit on the white part of your eye
See Your Eye Doctor in Conroe, TX, for Hard to Fit Contacts
For help in selecting the best hard to fit contact lenses for you, contact our Avery Eye Clinic optometrist at (936) 539-4500. We’re your one stop location for contact lenses in Huntsville, Conroe, the Woodlands, and surrounding communities.