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Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts At Our Southwest Orlando Eye Care in Orlando, FL

Hard to fit contacts function differently than regular contacts. Your Southwest Orlando Eye Care in Orlando, FL can determine which would fit your eyes better.

Holding a contact lens

What Conditions Require Hard To Fit Contacts?

Unlike eyes with a standard cornea shape, hard to fit eyes will suffer discomfort when attempting to wear regular contacts.  The need for hard to fit contacts usually occurs after experiencing one of these conditions:

  • Astigmatism – An irregularly shaped cornea often causes the retina to not clearly focus light. This condition is also known as a refractive error.
  • Keratoconus – This is the thinning and bulging of the cornea. It results in distorted vision and typically occurs before astigmatism or nearsightedness.
  • Dry eyes – Irritated, red or itchy eyes followed by moisture in the eyes that does not also provide the lubrication for contact wearing could cause discomfort.
  • Post-refractive surgery – Maybe you had LASIK or other surgical eye care performed on you before you came to your new eye doctor in Orlando. If so, you may have cornea issues that require attention.
  • Presbyopia – You perhaps have blurry near vision often associated with people 40 years of age and older.
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) – The eye scarring that results from this condition could also transfer from a mother to an unborn child.

Your Orlando Optometrist Contact Lens Fitting Exam

You would usually meet with your Orlando optometrist to have a contact lens fitting after already undergoing an initial eye exam. The fitting for contact lenses involves finding out how well you could see directly from your eye surface rather than 12 millimeters away if you were to wear glasses. Your eye doctor in Orlando will also use a machine to accurately measure your cornea size and shape. Then, your optometrist will determine if you need gas permeable, toric, multifocal or bifocal lenses.

Contact Southwest Orlando Eye Care in Orlando, FL Today!

You can contact Southwest Orlando Eye Care at (407) 271-8931 or stop into our Orlando, FL office to make an appointment.


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