When you’re ready to replace your eyeglasses with contact lenses, come to Drizik Eye Care for the contacts you need. We carry all kinds of contacts ranging from standard soft lenses to hard to fit contacts for people who have eye conditions that make soft lenses unsuitable for their visual needs. These FAQs from your Medford, MA, optometrist explain more about hard to fit contacts and how they can benefit you.
What does it mean to be hard to fit for contacts?
Most people can wear standard soft lenses in place of eyeglasses to correct refractive vision errors and improve their sight. If you have certain eye conditions, however, you may not be able to wear standard contacts. That’s where hard to fit specialty lenses come in. They’re specifically designed to address eye issues that soft contact lenses cannot.
What eye conditions require hard to fit contacts?
Various eye conditions make it difficult or impossible for you to wear standard soft contacts. These conditions are:
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis
- Dry eye
If you have a complex prescription due to severe nearsightedness or farsightedness, our Medford optometrist may also recommend hard to fit contact lenses to correct your sight.
What are some examples of hard to fit contacts?
There are different types of hard to fit contacts to address different eye conditions. These include:
- Toric lenses to treat problems with astigmatism.
- Bi-focal or monovision lenses to address problems with presbyopia (difficulty with both up close and distance vision).
- Rigid gas permeable lenses or scleral lenses for people with keratoconus, dry eye and giant papillary conjunctivitis.
How do I know if I need hard to fit contacts?
Before getting contacts, our eye doctor in Medford will test your visual acuity to get an accurate prescription for your sight. We’ll also perform a contact lens exam to get an accurate prescription for the contacts you choose to ensure you’re getting optimal sight. At this time, our optometrist will determine if you have eye conditions that require specialty contacts to improve your sight.
What happens during a contact lens exam?
During a contact lens exam, our Medford, MA, optometrist will measure the pupil, iris and cornea of your eyes to determine your contact lens size and fitting. We’ll assess the strength of your contacts and ensure your prescription is as accurate as possible for the lenses you choose. We’ll also test the tear production of your eyes to ensure your eyes have sufficient moisture for contact lens use.
See Our Eye Doctor in Medford, MA, for Hard to Fit Contacts
To learn more about contacts or to schedule a contact lens exam, contact Drizik Eye Care in Medford, MA, at (781) 393-5700 today!