Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

Hard to Fit Contacts

There are many people who have been told at one point or another that contact lenses were not a good fit for them. But there are a lot of freedoms that come with contacts, such as better peripheral vision, and not having to continually keep track of glasses. Fortunately, many people who had been given a "no" on contacts actually just need an optometrist to fit them for hard to fit contact lenses. Our staff at Family Eye Care in Chico, CA, wants you to know about hard to fit contact lenses. 

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Common Reasons to Need Hard to Fit Contacts from Our Optometry Team

Keratoconus- an eye condition where the cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape. The right contacts can actually help you see better than with glasses. Some options our optometrist may try with your eyes include gas-permeable lenses, or scleral lenses that rest on the white part of the eye while floating over the cone-shaped cornea, piggybacking gas-permeable lenses with soft contacts for better comfort, or even specialized contacts made just for keratoconus.

Astigmatism often requires toric lenses, which can be either made from soft or rigid gas-permeable material. 

Dry eye is a condition where eyes are not making tears correctly, which causes normal contacts to be uncomfortable. Lenses with increased water content are often the answer for those with this condition. Sometime

Presbyopia - Presbyopia is a condition where many nearsighted people become farsighted as well after they are over 40 years old. Bifocal lenses become necessary. Although it is trickier to get these contacts right, vs. glasses, it is possible.

Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is caused by excess proteins and also require special contacts. Because it is harder to clean these contacts, daily disposables normally work the best.

Working with Your Optometry Needs

At Family Eye Care, we have your eye doctor in Washington, Williamsburg, and Tiffin, IA. No matter what eye condition you are facing that makes it hard to wear more traditional contact lenses. If you've ever been told contacts were too challenging for your eyes, we are here in our three Iowa locations to help you get what you need.

Family Eye Care offers comprehensive eye care for the whole family, regardless of your vision needs. We are located in Chico, CA. Our optometrist strives to make sure you have the best experience possible. To learn more, or schedule an appointment, call us at (530) 899-3939 for more information.

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