Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard To Fit Contacts and Regular Contacts

If you're wondering which contacts are best for you, visit us at Family Eye Care Optometry. Contact lenses are a great way to treat vision problems. However, you may discover specialty contacts to fit you better during an eye exam. Once you visit our optometrist in Chico, CA, you can ask questions about complex-to-fit contacts vs. regular contacts and which one you need.

Eyeball Shape

Regular contact lenses are made for a standard eyeball shape. The contact needs to fit precisely with the curve of the eye. If your eyes are shaped abnormally, you may need contacts for eyes that are hard to fit. If your eye is atypical, the eye doctor can prescribe specialty lenses that will fit better.

Eye Conditions

If your eyes are hard to fit, you may have an eye condition like astigmatism, keratoconus, presbyopia, or dry eye. The eyeball won't have a standard curve when these conditions are present. Regular contact lenses are made for the standard curve of the eye. Our eye doctor will evaluate your eyes' shape when deciding between hard-to-fit contacts vs. regular contacts. The specialty lenses that you get will be shaped like your eyes.

Our optometrist may need you to try on different hard-to-fit contacts to see which ones work best for you and are most comfortable. Getting gas-permeable lenses is one option for some patients. After a little trial and error, you should find the right contacts for your eyes.

See Our Optometrist

When you need an optometrist in Chico, CA, call us at (530) 899-3939 for a contact lens exam. If you have any further questions, don't be afraid to ask, we will give you a detailed explanation. So visit us at Family Eye Care Optometry to schedule an appointment.

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