Many patients have trouble wearing contact lenses for various reasons. An eye exam can help determine if you are a candidate for specialty contact lenses. Specialty contacts are comfortable and offer patients multiple options to help ensure their effectiveness and comfort. Our eye doctors at Family Eye Care in Chico, CA, can help test hard to fit patients for the perfect contacts.
Conditions Requiring Specialty Contacts
A person may be considered a hard to fit lens candidate if they have one of several various conditions. Those conditions may include dry eye syndrome, astigmatism, or keratoconus.
Types of hard to fit Contacts
There are several contacts to help treat the above-listed conditions, including both soft lenses and rigid lenses. Seeing an optometrist for a contact lens eye exam can help determine which pair of specialty contacts can be best for your vision needs. Types of hard to fit contacts may include gas-permeable contacts to help with dry eye syndrome, toric lenses for astigmatism, and rigid gas permeable lenses for keratoconus. In addition, older patients needing bifocal lenses may qualify to have bifocal or multifocal contacts.
Hard to Fit Exam
If you struggle wearing contacts, schedule a contact lens exam with an optometrist on our optometry team. The eye doctor can conduct an exam to determine the overall health of your eye, and diagnose any conditions. Before the end of the exam, the optometrist can fit you with a pair of special contacts for you to wear at home. After a few days or weeks, you will return to the doctor’s office for a follow-up evaluation to see how the contacts fit. If all looks good, the doctor can prescribe, so you can order more contacts. If there is an issue, he or she may find another brand or contact lens to see if those lenses fit better.
Visit Us for an Eye Exam from Our Team
Visit a professional on our optometry team can help treat the above-listed conditions and help find the best contact lenses for your vision and eye health needs. We at Family Eye Care in Chico, CA, can help you find the perfect contacts to help you see clearly and combat any eye conditions you have. Call us at (530) 899-3939 office to schedule an appointment for a contact lens exam and learn more about how we can help treat your family’s eye health needs.