Hard to Fit Contacts in at EyeWorks Vision Center
Have you been told that your eyes are ‘hard to fit’ for contact lenses, keeping you relegated to wearing prescription eyeglasses? Have no fear…EyeWorks Vision Center is here to help you see things clearly with accurate fittings for even the most challenging cases. Our eye care professionals in Lumberton have access to state-of-the art technology and diagnostics equipment to ensure the most precise measurements for many commonly labeled hard to fit situations including keratoconus, astigmatism and dry eyes.
Contact Lenses For Keratoconus
Our eye doctor offers an array of contact lenses for keratoconus sufferers. Sometimes, contacts are the best option for those with this condition, as some patients cannot see as clearly through glasses as they can contact lenses. Beyond custom contacts designed for corneal irregularities, we offer traditional gas permeable lenses and soft contact lenses. However we can fit you for two types of lesser known lenses: scleral contact lenses and hybrid contact lenses for keratoconus and other conditions.
Scleral Contact Lenses: These are large-diameter GP lenses that rest upon the sclera and feature a vault over the cornea to correct vision according to your prescription. They are very comfortable and don’t put any pressure on corneal tissue.
Hybrid Contact Lenses: Also large-diameter lenses, hybrid contacts feature a rigid gas-permeable center surrounded by soft hydrogel material. These comfortably improve visual clarity.
Contact Lenses For Astigmatism
We see quite a few patients that need contact lenses for astigmatism, and toric contact lenses are specifically designed to correct this formally hard to fit condition. Gas permeable lenses are available in hard and soft options for astigmatism, but soft toric lenses are the choice of most patients due to their comfort and tendency to fit better. Hybrid contacts may also be used, but occasionally custom lenses may be necessary.
Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes
Dry eyes are a rather common problem here in Lumberton, and we treat many patients for this condition in addition to recommending effective specialty contact lenses. There are many brands of contact lenses for dry eyes that allow allergy sufferers and those with less typical tear production than normal to comfortable wear contacts. These lens types are designed to help retain moisture and improve tear duct function.
What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam
While many of the steps involved in a traditional comprehensive eye exam, contact lens exams differ for one simple reason. Contact lenses sit directly on top of the eye, whereas glasses sit a few millimeters away from the iris. This means that the measurements for optimal vision for glasses will not be correct with lenses. Therefore additional eye measurements must be taken into account before a prescription is issued and our eye doctor recommends contacts for you.
Exams for hard to fit contacts begin like any other. A detailed health and eye history is taken and a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs are the first steps. Then our eye doctor in Lumberton will begin the physical exam to determine how well they eyes work in unison, look for any signs of fluid or pressure behind the eyes and check your vision clarity. The contact lens portion of the exam entails careful measurements, especially for hard to fit contact lenses. If we determine that contacts are right for you, you’ll be shown how to insert and remove them properly and will be sent home with a trial pair to try out. In a few day, return to us for a follow-up, and depending upon the results, we can help you choose the perfect contact lenses for your eye condition.
Looking for Hard to Fit Contact Lenses in Lumberton, Benson, or the Surrounding Areas?
Look no further than EyeWorks Vision Center, where we have the expertise necessary to fit even the most challenging contact lens cases. Call our Lumberton office today at 910-738-6464 or our Benson office at 919-894-2001 to schedule your contact lens exam and fitting at EyeWorks Vision Center.