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Hard to Fit Contacts

Your Fresno Optometrist Can Fit Your Hard to Fit Contacts

Not everyone who wishes to wear contact lenses is able to have them fitted easily. Certain eye conditions require extra care and expertise to ensure that the contacts fit properly. With an experienced optometrist with expertise in fitting hard to fit contacts, patients can be fitted with comfortable contact lenses that provide optimal vision for their particular visual condition.

Woman excited for her new pair of contract lenses.

What Makes Contact Lenses Hard to Fit?

 Hard to fit Contacts are usually due to several different conditions of the eye that affect the fit of the contact lenses such as:

  • Dry Eye Syndrome often causes foreign body sensations in the eye which makes wearing regular contacts uncomfortable. 
  • Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea requiring different corrections in different parts of the contact lenses.
  • Presbyopia is a decreased ability to focus after the age of 40 and makes reading with standard contacts difficult.
  • Keratoconus is a progressive corneal disease creating thinning and bulging forward of the cornea which in certain cases can perforate.

How Your Optometrist Can Fit You With Comfortable Contact Lenses? 

There is hope to be fitted with contacts even if you have eye conditions which put you in the hard to fit contacts category. Your optometrist will take special care and use his expertise to provide you with different options which are comfortable while providing good vision. 

  • Presbyopia can be treated with bifocal or multifocal contact lenses.
  • Astigmatism often requires “toric contact lenses” which have different powers in different meridians of the contact lenses.
  • Dry Eyes can require soft contact lenses with a greater water content or gas permeable lenses which don’t absorb as much moisture as soft contacts.
  • Keratoconus often responds well to gas permeable lenses which help to push the cornea back into a more normal position.

The Contact Lens Exam Process for Hard to Fit Contacts 

 As part of your hard to fit contact lens exam, Dr. Casagrande, your eye doctor in Boise, will take specialized corneal measurements using a Keratometer.

A computerized automated topography unit will then get complete readings of the entire cornea and will print out a map of the cornea’s surface.  A Slit Lamp exam will then be done to evaluate the fit and movements of a set of trial contact lenses to find the best combination of perfect fit and comfort.

Call today for a Hard to Fit Contacts Appointment

 At 20/20 Optometric of Fresno, our eye doctor in Boise, Thomas R. Casagrande OD in his 30th year of practice has extensive experience treating patients with hard to fit contacts. Our office is located at 5110 N Blackstone Ave #108 Fresno, CA 93710.  Call us today to schedule an appointment at (559) 221-8900.   

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