Hard to Fit Contacts vs. Regular Contacts

Contact lenses can provide many benefits over glasses. If you are excited to make the switch, you are not alone. Many people love the freedom of not having to wear glasses. Unfortunately, not everybody is a great candidate for standard contact lenses. If you have eyes that are hard to fit, you may need to consider other options. Our eye doctors at Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear understand your desire to use contact lenses instead of glasses and we are here to help. We will perform a thorough eye exam and determine if hard to fit contacts are right for you.

What Does "Hard to Fit" Mean?

Hard to fit refers to eyes that experience a condition that makes wearing contact lenses difficult or uncomfortable. Conditions like dry eyes and keratoconus can make wearing contacts more difficult. People who have hard to fit eyes may not be able to wear regular contact lenses.

Your eyes may be hard to fit for several reasons including astigmatism, presbyopia, and dry eye syndrome. You may need more stability in your lenses, or need lenses that sit differently on your eyes. Our optometrists will help you determine if your eyes can benefit from hard to fit contacts or regular contact lenses.

Types of Hard to Fit Lenses

You may find that your eyes are a better fit for scleral lenses, which are a different shape than regular lenses. If your eyes require more oxygen, the optometrist may recommend a gas-permeable lens. Toric lenses can provide vision correction for severe astigmatism, and multifocal lenses provide correction for those who need to see up close and far away.

Schedule a Contact Lens Appointment in Albuquerque, NM

Are you ready to book your contact lens appointment? You may find that your eyes are hard to fit, but there are still many options available beyond traditional contact lenses. Call our team at Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear today at (505) 332-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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