Hard To Fit Contacts FAQs

Through regular eye exams, your eye doctor in Chandler can determine whether you need corrective lenses to improve your sight. Problems like myopia, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be corrected by using eyeglasses or contact lenses. At Insight Eyecare & Eyewear, we carry both standard soft contacts and hard to fit contacts to meet your needs. The following FAQs explain more about hard to fit contacts and who can benefit from their use.

What Are Hard to Fit Contacts?

Hard to fit contacts are specialized lenses designed for individuals with unique vision problems or eye conditions that make it impossible for them to use conventional soft lenses to correct their sight. These conditions include dry eye, astigmatism, keratoconus, presbyopia, and giant papillary conjunctivitis. If you have a strong prescription for myopia or farsightedness, you may also require hard to fit contacts to correct your vision.

How Do I Know if I Need Hard to Fit Contacts?

Your Chandler optometrist will conduct an eye exam to evaluate your eye health and visual acuity. We’ll then perform a contact lens exam to get an accurate fitting for your contact lens. The results of these exams will enable us to determine the best contacts for your situation.

What Can I Expect from a Contact Lens Exam?  

During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor in Chandler will examine the cornea of your eye to see if you have abnormalities that will rule out the use of conventional lenses. We’ll then measure the pupil, iris, and cornea of your eyes to determine your contact lens size. If you have eye health issues or irregularities, we’ll discuss these with you and recommend the type of contact lenses best suited to your situation. Our goal is to provide you with comfortable, functional contact lenses that enable you to enjoy optimal sight.  

What Are Some Different Kinds of Hard to Fit Contacts?   

As people vary in their visual needs, we offer a variety of hard to fit contacts to help meet our patients’ needs. If you have strong prescription, we may recommend rigid gas-permeable lenses to correct your vision. Scleral contacts are best for individuals with keratoconus, as the lenses completely cover the corneas of the eyes. Toric contacts are good for people with astigmatism, both because they maintain their orientation as well as correct vision in multiple ways.  Hydrogel contacts are designed for people with dry eye, and multifocal lenses can help resolve problems with presbyopia.

See Your Chandler Optometrist for Hard to Fit Contacts

If you’re tired of wearing glasses and want to give contacts a try, call your eye doctor in Chandler at 480-883-0900 or visit Insight Eyecare & Eyewear for a contact lens exam and fitting. We’re here to meet all your eye care needs.

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