Most eye conditions can be treated with regular contact lenses. However, certain conditions like astigmatism and keratoconus may require hard to fit contacts to correct your vision. At South Center Eye Clinic, in Tukwila, WA, we can perform an eye exam to learn about your eye health and recommend the necessary treatment for your specific needs. Prior to visiting, read about some frequently asked questions regarding hard to fit contacts!
What are Hard to Fit Contacts?
Hard to fit contacts are corrective contacts designed for patients who can't wear regular soft contact lenses. If you've tried standard contacts and the results have not been as effective, hard to fit contacts may be more suited for your condition and can help improve your eyesight.
Who Needs Hard to Fit Contacts?
There are several conditions that may require hard to fit contacts. One condition that can be treated with hard to fit contacts is dry eye. However, in certain cases, these contacts can cause more discomfort for those with dry eye. Eye conditions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia, may also require these lenses. Along with that, if you have Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, corneal scaring, keratoconus, or corrective surgery, our optometrist may recommend hard to fit contacts
What are Some Signs I May Need Hard to Fit Contacts?
You may need hard to fit contacts if you re not receiving the vision correction that you need with regular contacts or if regular contacts are uncomfortable to wear. If you experience symptoms like stinging in your eyes, halos around objects, sensitivity to light, or excessive tearing and eye watering, hard to fit contacts may be able to help you find relief.
Can Contacts Harm My Vision?
Contacts are designed to improve your vision, however, wearing the incorrect contacts can actually harm your eyesight or eye health over time. If your current contacts aren't working well, don't hesitate to speak to our optometrist about your eyecare needs.
How Do I Know if I Need Hard to Fit Contacts?
If you are wondering if you need hard to contacts, you'll need to visit your eye doctor. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam and ask you about any concerns you may have with your current contacts.
Types of Hard to Fit Contacts
There are several types of hard to fit contacts. The type that is most suited for you will depend on your eye condition and preferences. Custom soft contacts cover more of the eye than standard soft contacts, which can provide more comfort. Scleral lenses are designed to sit on the sclera, which is the white part of the eye, and are ideal if you have an irregularly shaped cornea or dry eye syndrome. In addition, you can also choose rigid gas permeable lenses, however, it may take some time to adjust to wearing these.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are considering hard to fit contacts, our team at South Center Eye Clinic in Tukwila, WA, is happy to help. To learn more about the benefits of these lenses or to schedule an eye exam, contact us at (206) 431-8770 today.