Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions, such as Keratoconus, Astigmatism and Presbyopia, make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. Hard-to-fit contact lenses are specifically made for patients with vision problems without the hassle. Eyecare of Western Oklahoma offers a full array of specialty contact lenses to meet your individual eye care needs.
Common Eye Conditions for Hard to Fit Lenses
Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:
• Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
Luckily, our doctors can prescribe the right pair of contact lenses tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the bulging.
Contact Lenses for Presbyopia
Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.
Contact Lenses for Keratoconus
Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.
Contact Lenses for GPC
GPC: This form of conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation on the inner surface of the eyelid. Protein buildup on contact lenses can make this condition worse.
Types of Hard to Fit Contacts
Hard-to-fit contact lenses in Western Oklahoma can be found right here in our office. Some of the ones we offer include:
• Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.
• Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. Since the lens needs to align with the bulge it is correcting, toric lenses must not rotate in order to fit on the eye. They are typically custom made to correct a specific astigmatism. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to make and costs more than a traditional contact lens.
• Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lenses can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.
Call our office today to learn more about the types of hard to fit contact lenses we carry and to discuss your options with our eyecare team!