Hard to Fit Contacts at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO
Perhaps you've been looking forward to switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses, or you're excited about receiving your very first pair of corrective lenses. But what happens if you discover that you can't wear the standard soft contacts that so many other people seem to have no problem with? Certain conditions, prescriptions, and lifestyles present more specialized situations -- and that's when you'll want to investigate the hard to fit contacts we offer here at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic.
Why Are Your Eyes "Hard to Fit?"
What makes a pair of eyes "hard to fit" for contact lenses? There's no one answer to this question. Some people have complex vision issues such as presbyopia, astigmatism, or keratoconus that defy the corrective abilities of ordinary soft contacts. Some have health issues such as dry eye or giant papillary conjunctivitis (a reaction to protein debris that gathers on soft and extended-wear lenses). Any of these issues can put your eyes in the "hard to fit" category.
Specialized Answers for Your Contact Lens Needs
Our optometrists in Colorado Springs have a great deal of experience in fitting hard to fit contacts. We first perform a detailed contact lens exam to determine whether you have any factors that might require a specific type of lenses. In addition to evaluating your corrective prescription and any eye conditions that might be a problem for regular contacts, we will also factor in aspects of your lifestyle and lens wear expectations to figure out exactly which lenses are best for your individual eyes.
Once you get away from the idea of buying "generic" soft contacts, you may be surprised at the sheer variety of contact lens options and they range of conditions specialized lenses can accommodate. We can provide you with:
- Rigid gas permeable lenses, which correct a wide range of vision requirements without gathering proteins debris as readily soft contacts
- Multifocal contact lenses that can correct presbyopia by correcting near, intermediate, and distance fields
- Toric lenses which are weighted to keep them still in the eye, permitting them to correct even severe astigmatism
- Scleral lenses that vault over the cornea and sit on the sclera of the eye -- which not only compensates for keratoconus but also provides a reservoir for tears
Come See Our Optometrists in Colorado Springs
Hard to fit contacts aren't so hard to fit after all -- as long as you have right optometrists in Colorado Springs. Call Chapel Hills Vision Clinic at (719) 599-5083 to schedule a contact lens exam and learn more about our many specialized contact lens options!