If you have had trouble wearing contact lenses or have been told before by an eye doctor that you cannot wear standard soft contact lenses, you are likely considered by your optometrist as hard to fit. At Livermore Optometry Group, we fit patients with a variety of conditions with hard-to-fit contacts. Our optometrist will consider both your lifestyle and medical needs when determining the best contact lenses for you.
What Makes Eyes Hard to Fit?
Having any of these conditions can make it difficult to wear contact lenses. They include:
- • Astigmatism
- • Dry eye
- • Keratoconus
- • Presbyopia
- • Post-refractive surgery
If you have any of these conditions and you want to wear contacts, our optometrist is ready to assist you.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Exam?
When you want to get fitted for contact lenses, our vision professionals will perform a variety of tests to evaluate your vision. First, we will measure the surface of your eye to determine the size and type of contacts that will work best. Next, we will determine the best prescription for your contact lenses.
What Contact Lenses Are Best for Those with Keratoconus?
If you have keratoconus, you need contacts that are designed for those with an irregular cornea. These contacts improve vision by simulating a smooth corneal surface, allowing light to focus better on the retina. We offer gas permeable, hybrid, or soft contact lenses to patients with keratoconus.
What Are the Best Contact Lenses for Patients with Astigmatism?
Toric contact lenses are the best option for those with astigmatism. They are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable varieties. During your exam, we can explain both options and help you make an informed decision.
Can I Wear Contact Lenses If I Have Dry Eyes?
We help patients with dry eyes to find comfortable contact lenses to wear. Soft lenses are recommended as they retain more moisture than those made of a harder material. We may also recommend dry eye treatment before your contact lens fitting for hard-to-fit contacts. Dry eyes can lead to discomfort that worsens when wearing contact lenses.
Schedule a Contact Lens Exam Today
If you need to be fitted for hard-to-fit contacts in Livermore, CA, Dublin, CA, or Pleasanton, CA, contact Livermore Optometry Group today. For more information or to schedule a contact lens exam with our eye doctor, call us today at (925) 447-3883.