Dallas TX Optometrist Explains Hard to Fit Contacts
We may be the best eyewear store in Dallas, but did you know that our optometrist also offers contacts? Even if you were previously told you were hard to fit for contacts, we can help you find contacts that are comfortable, effective, and safe for your eyes.
Who is Hard to Fit for Contacts?
Often, people with certain eye conditions are told they are hard to fit for contacts. This does not mean that they cannot wear contacts, merely that they cannot wear every single kind of contact. You may have been called hard to fit for contacts if you:
Experience dry eye - Dry eyes are irritated by contacts. Our optometrist can treat the underlying dry eye condition first so it is more comfortable for you to wear contacts.
Suffer presbyopia - Individuals with presbyopia need vision correction for multiple distances. If you have presbyopia, you may get contacts with multiple focusing points, or fit one eye for near vision and one for distance.
Have astigmatism - If you have astigmatism, the front of your eye has a bulge. It may be slight enough that you don't see it, but contacts may not fit comfortably over the bulge. Toric lenses, which are specially made for patients, work for individuals with astigmatism.
Have keratoconus, a bulging of the cornea - This rare corneal condition makes it hard to wear contacts comfortably. We may suggest rigid gas permeable lenses, which prevent keratoconus from worsening.
Have Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis - This inflammatory condition is exacerbated by contact lenses, which can develop a buildup of proteins. If you suffer from GPC, disposable lenses are more hygienic.
How Our Dallas TX Eye Clinic Can Help
As you can see, individuals who are called hard to fit for contacts can still wear contact lenses - they merely need the right type of lens. Our eye doctors will examine your eyes and go over your options. We will suggest a lens type that usually works best for patients like you. We'll then measure you since contacts need to fit your eyes, order the lenses, and discuss care.
Since these cases tend to be more complicated, we will also go over any signs that the contact lenses are harming your vision and eye health. Sometimes, patients who are hard to fit for contacts need to try a few different types of lenses. We will be with you every step of the way, helping you explore your options. We have been able to help many patients successfully transition to contacts, even folks who were told they could not wear contacts at all.
Schedule an Appointment to Get Your Hard to Fit Contacts
We offer soft contact lenses, toric lenses, scleral lenses, gas permeable lenses, and rigid gas permeable lenses. We also carry disposable contacts, which are designed for short-term wear.
Discuss your options and get fit for contacts that work for you at our Dallas eye clinic. Reserve your appointment online or by calling us at (214) 252-1800.