Some of our patients require special contact lenses to have the best vision possible. Our optometrists at Optometric Images specialize in providing quality eyewear which includes regular and hard to fit contact lenses. If you are considering making the switch from glasses to contact and live or around Dublin and the Tri-Valley Area, contact our team at Optometric Images to schedule an appointment. Let’s have a look at some of the factors that are involved when it comes to hard to fit and regular contact lenses.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam

During a contact lens exam, one of our eye doctors performs different tests to measure your cornea and determine the unique properties of the eyes. Unlike prescription glasses, contacts sit directly on the eye, which makes it important to have the most accurate fit. During the contact exam, the optometrist will also evaluate your tear film to ensure you have enough moisture to wear contact lenses comfortably.

What Makes an Eye Hard to Fit?

Regular contact lenses have come a long way over the years but they are not for everyone. Fitting a patient for contact lenses can be difficult for patients with the following conditions:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Keratoconus
  • Presbyopia

Glasses were often the only solution for patients affected by these conditions. Several decades of advancements in eyewear have led to the development of hard to fit contact lenses.

Hard to Fit Contact Suggestions

After your exam, our eye doctor will provide suggestions on the best contact lenses and if hard to fit lenses are needed. These suggestions may include bifocal, multifocal, toric, soft, or rigid gas-permeable lenses. After you select the type of hard to fit contacts that you would like to try, you will take home a few samples to try. In about a week, you will return for a follow-up appointment during which you can receive your permanent contact lenses or we will make adjustments as needed.

Get Your New Contact Lenses at Optometric Images

Our eye doctors at Optometric Images provide a wide array of contact lenses both regular and hard to fit options. If you are considering contact lenses and live in or around Dublin and the Tri-Valley Area, it is time to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists. Call our team today at (925) 479-0400 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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