Hard to Fit Contacts

Hard to Fit Contacts

There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, but finding the right kind isn’t always easy.
There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, etc. but comfort is a very important aspect of correcting your vision, so be sure to find lenses that fit your eye properly.

  • Keratoconus lens – Utilizing our topography machine, we are able to dispense contacts for patients with eye condition called keratoconus which is a condition that makes the cornea shape like a cone, requiring specialty lenses.
  • Post-Corneal surgeries and transplant lens – Patients who undergo surgeries which replace the natural lens in the eyes may require specialty lenses post-surgery. Please inqure if this description fits your situation.
  • Orthokeratology lens – Special lenses developed to be worn while sleeping to halt the progression of myopia. Please see more under Myopia Management Section.
  • High astigmatism/toric lens – Patients with high astigmatism may require XR lenses which are custom lenses fitted for individual cases.

Soft Contact Lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, and can be helpful for people suffering from dry eye as well. Most of these lenses are disposable, so you can revive your eyes with a fresh pair of lenses whenever necessary.

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions causing blurry vision, such as an astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and will not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses, but they aren’t as comfortable and can be a difficult adjustment. However, they are durable and can improve very poor eyesight to nearly 20/20 vision.

Toric Lenses are designed specifically for an astigmatism. They are made for both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people that have an astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. Toric Lenses are the preferred contact lenses for people with an astigmatism.

Call our office today at (714) 521-1133 to learn more about hard to fit contacts.