Most people can transition from wearing glasses to contact lenses fairly smoothly using standard soft contacts to correct their sight. Some people are unable to wear standard contacts due to certain eye conditions. If that’s you, you may require hard to fit contact lenses to improve your vision. These FAQs from Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists explain more about hard to fit contacts and who can benefit from their use. For your convenience, we serve residents in Leesburg, FL, Eustis, FL, Clermont, FL, and the surrounding communities.
What are “hard to fit” contacts?
Hard to fit contacts are specialty contacts used by people with certain conditions with their eyes. People with these conditions cannot use standard contacts to correct their sight.
Where can I find hard to fit contacts?
At Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists, we carry a variety of hard to fit contacts to meet the visual needs of our patients. After evaluating your eyes, our Leesburg ophthalmologist can recommend the hard to fit contacts suited to your unique visual needs.
What conditions require the use of hard to fit contacts?
People with the following eye conditions will need to use hard to fit contacts if they decide to switch from glasses to contact lens use:
- Dry eye
- Keratoconus (a condition where the cornea of your eye bulges out in a cone shape as opposed to round)
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (a condition where red bumps develop behind your eyelids)
Hard to fit specialty lenses were specifically designed to enable more people to benefit from contact lens use.
What are some common types of hard to fit contacts?
Hard to fit contacts come in different types to coincide with your eye condition. These include:
- Toric lenses for people with astigmatism
- Bifocal and Monovision lenses for people with presbyopia
- Gas Permeable lenses for people with keratoconus or dry eye
- Scleral contacts for people with keratoconus, dry eye or giant papillary conjunctivitis
Our eye doctor can discuss the pros and cons of each to help you select the best contact lens for you. Working with an experienced ophthalmologist will make it easier for you to find comfortable contacts that meet your visual needs.
See Our Eye Doctor in Leesburg, FL, for Hard to Fit Contacts
Hard to fit contacts make it possible for almost anyone to make the switch from prescription glasses to contact lens use. At Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists, you benefit from quality contact lens products and personalized eye-care services to help you make wise decisions in getting the contacts you need. Contact us today in Leesburg, FL, at (352) 360-2301, Eustis, FL, at (352) 360-2301 or Clermont, FL, at (352) 360-2301 for all your eye-care needs.