Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard to Fit Contacts from Your Eye Doctor in Middletown

Are your eyes hard to fit with contact lenses? Have you tried wearing contacts, but your eyes have an irregular shape or special condition that prevents them from working properly? You may not have to settle for eyeglasses for good. If you want the comfort and convenience of properly fitting contacts, schedule an appointment with an optometrist here at Eyes First Vision Center. Our team customizes specialty contact lenses for patients who need them, always starting with comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings to get every detail right.

Here’s what you need to know about our hard to fit contacts in Middletown:

Hard to Fit Contacts vs. Regular Contact Lenses: What’s the Difference?

So, what makes hard to fit contacts unique? Regular contact lenses have a standard curvature and uniform refractive power, with no special angles, materials, or other design choices that affect fit or refraction. Hard to fit contacts have customized curves or a combination of different materials, which are designed to accommodate irregular curves but still correct vision. For example, scleral contact lenses arch over eyes with keratoconus, while toric contact lenses have different refractive powers in different meridians, aligning with the different meridians in eyes that have astigmatism.

What Makes Eyes Hard to Fit?

If your eyes have an irregular curve or a combination of different refractive errors, regular contacts may not do the trick. Even chronic dry eye syndrome may cause too much discomfort to rely on traditional lenses. If you have astigmatism, you will also need hard to fit contacts, because they are designed to correct your vision on multiple levels.

Keratoconus is another. One of the most common causes of hard to fit eyes, this progressive eye disease slowly causes your corneas to bulge outward. This makes it impossible to correct your vision with contact lenses unless they are customized to adhere to your corneas comfortably.

Schedule a Contact Lens Exam and Fitting

Do you have hard to fit eyes? At Eyes First Vision Center, we believe everyone deserves clear vision without discomfort. That’s why our eye doctors offer thorough screenings and fittings for patients with hard to fit eyes. Our optometry team will perform the tests and measurements you need to ensure a perfect fit, then work with you to customize hard to fit contact lenses that are right for your eyes. Call us at (732) 671-7300 to make an appointment with an eye doctor in Middletown today.

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