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Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Contacts are not one size fits all. If you have an irregular shaped eye or certain eye conditions, standard contacts may not meet your visual needs. At Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center, we carry a wide range of contact lenses to suit all tastes, budgets, and visual acuity needs. For your convenience, we serve residents in Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene.

Who Needs Hard to Fit Contacts?

Hard to fit contacts were designed for people who cannot wear standard contacts due to irregularities with their eyes, a challenging prescription, or eye conditions such as astigmatism, keratoconus, dry eye, or presbyopia. Your eye doctor in Lewiston can help you choose the most appropriate contact lenses for your condition.

Hard to Fit Contact Lenses for Special Conditions

If you have hard to fit eyes, here are some options for contact lenses to coincide with your eye condition.

Dry Eye - Standard contacts can aggravate dry eye symptoms, making them a poor choice for people who suffer from this condition. In contrast, gas-permeable or rigid gas-permeable lenses are more conducive for people with dry eye due to their moisture retaining properties.

Astigmatism - Astigmatism is characterized by an irregular sized cornea that makes it difficult to fit standard contacts. A toric lens, however, can be custom fitted to your eyes to give you optimal vision.

Keratoconus - Keratoconus is an eye condition where the cornea protrudes outward in a cone shape. Gas permeable lenses can correct your vision and keep the cornea from bulging out further.

Presbyopia - Presbyopia is loss of near-focusing ability. Bifocal or multi focal contact lenses are conducive to people with this condition as they make allowance for multiple prescriptions, enabling you to have both near and far vision.

Working with an experienced optometrist will make it easier to find the right contacts to meet your needs. By talking to your eye doctor in Lewiston, you can learn more about contact lens fitting.

See Your Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, Greene Optometrist for Contacts

To schedule an appointment for contact lens fitting, contact Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center at 207-782-9501.