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Hard to Fit Contacts from Your Hendersonville Optometrist

If you would like to wear contact lenses but have been told that you’re not a good candidate because your eyes are “hard to fit” due to a vision condition or corneal irregularity, Hendersonville Eye Care can help. As your trusted eye care advisor, our vision professionals can help you find the right contact lenses to fit your unique vision needs. Astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, and presbyopia are all vision conditions that can make it more difficult to wear traditional contact lenses. This does not, however, mean that you cannot ever wear contacts! The right specialty lenses from our Hendersonville optometrist can safely and comfortably correct your vision.

Contact Lens Solutions for Astigmatism, Dry Eye, Presbyopia & More!

Our Hendersonville optometrist understands that finding hard-to-fit contact lenses can be a challenge since not all eye care centers offer these specialized lenses. At Hendersonville Eye Care, we proudly offer a wide variety of specialized lenses for all types of vision conditions and corneal irregularities. This includes bifocal and multifocal lenses, the most common types of specialty contact lenses. Bifocal and multifocal lenses are beneficial for patients with presbyopia. This condition generally affects patients aged 40 and older, and occurs when the eyes struggle to focus on objects at a close distance or read text in a book. If you already have another refractive disorder, then you may be a good candidate for bifocal or multifocal lenses. Monovision lenses are another option for treating presbyopia. These lenses include one fitted for distance vision and another for seeing close objects.

woman_putting_small_contact_lens_in_eyeIf you have been diagnosed with astigmatism, you may need toric lenses. Toric lenses will correctly align with your eye and the bulge it is correcting. Our toric lenses are typically custom made to fit your specific eyes, which means they may be more expensive than traditional contact lenses and take longer to produce. However, since they are custom made, you can also be assured that your vision is being fully corrected!

Gas permeable contact lenses, such as Scleral contact lenses, are a good option for patients who have been diagnosed with giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) or keratoconus. Unlike traditional soft contact lenses, gas permeable lenses do not conform to the shape of the underlying cornea. This means that gas permeable lenses will maintain their shape and provide sharper vision than glasses by eliminating any blur caused by irregularities within the cornea.

In some cases, our eye doctor may recommend “piggybacking” lenses. Piggybacking lenses is a technique that’s useful for patients with keratoconus who needs to wear a gas permeable lens, but finds this lens uncomfortable. By piggybacking lenses, a soft contact lens can be worn underneath the gas permeable lens, which acts as a cushion to reduce daily wear discomfort.

If you suffer from dry eyes, our eye doctor may suggest a variety of different treatment options, including medicated eye drops, to make wearing contacts more comfortable. You may also find gas permeable lenses to be a more comfortable option for daily wear rather than soft contact lenses.

For more information on different types of hard-to-fit contacts, schedule an appointment with our Hendersonville optometrist today.

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