Hard to Fit Contacts

Hard to Fit Contacts from our Longmont Optometrist

We offer advice on hard to fit contacts at our Main Street Vision Care clinic in Longmont, CO. Our eye doctor sees you through the entire vision exam and contact lens fitting process.  

Woman putting on contacts lens
What Makes Eyes 'Hard To Fit'

If your eye cornea shape differs from what typically would benefit from standard contact lenses, it makes your eyes ‘hard to fit.’ We can check your eyes to find out if you have one of these conditions that typically requires hard-to-fit contacts:

  • Keratoconus – This disease gradually changes around cornea to a cone-shaped one.
  • Astigmatism – A refractive error involving multiple eye focal points, it fails to provide a single light focus that causes blurriness.  
  • Dry eyes – If you cannot produce tears, it can cause redness, itching or burning. You also might have watery eyes. However, this moisture-producing reaction that does not keep your eyes wet does not contain tear elements that can make wearing contact lenses comfortable.
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) – A pathogen such as bacteria or a virus can cause this eye mucous membrane inflammation to occur. Allergies also can bring on this condition that makes contacts hard to fit.
  • Post-refractive surgery (such as LASIK) – Any surgical procedure has its risks of varying commonalities and severities including undesirable vision changes in some cases. Minor complications include dry eyes for at least a few days. Undercorrections and overcorrections could occur that might need fixing later.
  • Presbyopia – This normal near focusing loss oftentimes occurs naturally after a person turns 40 even in people who had perfect eyesight as a young adult. It comes from staring at the small print on a computer, smartphone, tablet or computer screen too long.

How Your Optometrist Can Fit You For Contact Lenses That Are Comfortable

Your Boise optometrist can meet with you to discuss your symptoms and health history. We also will review your comprehensive eye exam result. Then, we will evaluate your near and distant vision according to how you would see with contact lenses versus glasses.

The Contact Lens Exam Process

The content lens exam often starts with measuring your cornea curvature using a keratometer or topographer to determine how light reflects from your eye. Additional tests include pupil and iris measurements and tear film evaluation. Then, we determine contact size and shape and decide if you should wear soft, rigid gas permeable, multifocal, toric or dry eye lenses.

Call your Main Street Vision Care Clinic in Longmont, CO Today!

Call our Boise optometrist at (303) 651-6700 to schedule a hard-to-fit contact lens exam. You also can contact us online.

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