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Hard-to-Fit Contacts

Explore Comfortable Contact Lens Options for Challenging Conditions

At Vision i Care, we understand that not all patients find contact lens wear straightforward. Factors like individual eye shape, certain conditions, or post-surgery effects can categorize patients as “hard to fit.” Discover specialized contact lens solutions tailored to your unique needs.

  • Dry Eyes:
    • Overview: Dry Eye Syndrome causes discomfort, burning, and blurred vision, often exacerbated by contact lens wear.
    • Solution: Our eye doctors recommend brands and products designed for comfort, including moisture-retaining gas permeable lenses.
  • Astigmatism:
    • Overview: Irregular corneal shape makes traditional lenses challenging, requiring specialized toric lenses or rigid gas permeable lenses (RGPs).
    • Solution: Custom-made toric lenses provide optimal correction, while RGPs offer stability and comfort.
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC):
    • Overview: Inner eyelid swelling caused by protein deposits on lenses.
    • Solution: Opt for daily disposables or non-water-based RGPs to minimize protein buildup. Medicated eye drops may be prescribed.
  • Keratoconus:
    • Overview: Thinning and bulging of the cornea.
    • Solution: RGPs are effective for mild to severe cases, slowing progression and providing clearer vision.
  • Post-LASIK or Vision Correction Surgery:
    • Overview: Residual symptoms like glare or halos, particularly in low light.
      Solution: RGPs can alleviate side effects and enhance night vision.
  • Presbyopia:
    • Overview: Impaired near vision, common in individuals aged 40 and over.
    • Solution: Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses, or the monovision approach, offer clear vision for both near and far distances.
  • Custom Fittings:
    • Tailored measurements ensure contact lenses fit your unique eye shape for maximum comfort and clarity.
  • Moisture Retention:
    • Gas permeable lenses retain moisture, making them suitable for those with dry eyes.
  • Toric Lenses:
    • Precisely crafted to correct astigmatism, providing stable vision.
  • Daily Disposables:
    • Minimize protein deposits and irritation with daily disposable lenses.

Your Path to Comfortable Contact Lens Wear

Overcome the challenges of hard-to-fit conditions with specialized contact lens options at Vision i Care. Our experienced eye doctors assess your individual needs and recommend personalized solutions for optimal comfort and visual clarity.

Embark on your journey to comfortable contact lens wear by scheduling an appointment with our Pasadena eye doctor today. Experience the freedom and convenience of contact lenses, even in challenging circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can hard-to-fit contacts address astigmatism?

Yes, specialized toric lenses can effectively address astigmatism by conforming to the shape of irregular corneas.

Are hard-to-fit contacts more expensive?

While prices may vary, the benefits of comfortable and clear vision often outweigh the cost. Our team will discuss pricing and insurance coverage during your consultation.

How long does it take to adjust to hard-to-fit contacts?

Adjustment periods vary, but our optometrists will guide you through the adaptation process and provide tips for a smooth transition.