Hard to Fit Contacts
Finding a good eye doctor isn't always an easy task, especially if you have a history of eye disease or vision issues that are beyond the scope of normal. If your eye issues have been a bit more challenging, you may want to consider eye care services that include both optometry and ophthalmology services, like Macias Eye Medical Centers, because it covers both optometric needs, such as vision therapy and standard eye exams as well as eye surgeries and treatment for eye diseases like retina problems and cataracts. We serve San Bernadino, Fontana, and Riverside. With so much eye health and vision expertise under one roof, you may find that something you once thought was not possible, like wearing contacts suddenly becomes possible again.
Getting Hard to Fit Contacts
For many people who suffer from a refractive error, such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) getting contact lenses is a rite of passage, and being told no can be devastating. But contacts are more than a "cooler" alternative to glasses, in many cases, they can bring better vision than eyeglasses, especially if your eyes are hard to fit. There are many reasons why a person might be considered hard to fit. Some of these include
Astigmatism- another type of refractive error that results in distorted vision. For this condition toric lenses are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable materials, to provide comfort without a breaking in period.
Dry eyes- Gas permeable lenses, or soft contacts specially formulated for dry eyes.
Keratoconus- a condition where corneas are irregular shapes which cause regular contacts to form a cone shape. People with this condition can work with their optometrist or ophthalmologist about options, including gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, which covers the whites of the eye as well as the colored portion.
Presbyopia - a condition that happens to many people over 40 with a history of myopia, but have begun to have farsighted symptoms as well.
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis - An inflammatory condition caused by the proteins present in tears that make regular contacts difficult to wear. People with these conditions can work with their eye doctor to determine the best option for them, such as daily disposables, or gas permeable lenses.
If you've been told your eyes are hard to fit, it may be time to take another look at your contact lens options. Contact Macias Eye Medical Centers at 909-885-3955 and specify which of our three optometry locations in San Bernadino, Fontana, and Riverside, California is most convenient for you.