Hard to Fit Contacts

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

If you have ever been told that you are a "hard to fit" case when it comes to wearing contact lenses, you'll be glad to know that our optometrist in Tupelo MS can help.  Oftentimes, there are a variety of factors that prevent people from wearing contact lenses. But no matter what eye condition you might have been diagnosed with, at L.P. Britt PA, we will find a solution for you.

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Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

Certain eye conditions can make wearing contact lenses very difficult. Some of the most common reasons for cases involving hard to fit contacts include:

  • Astigmatism - If your cornea is irregularly shaped it means you have astigmatism. Our optometrist will usually recommend toric contact lenses or hybrid contact lenses. If you have a severe astigmatism, you may need custom-made toric lenses.
  • Keratoconus - This condition occurs when the cornea bulges into a cone-like shape. Gas permeable, scleral, or hybrid contact lenses are all viable options when it comes to this eye disorder. In some instances, our optometrist might recommend wearing a soft contact lens underneath a gas permeable lens.
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) - When proteins secreted in your tears causes an inflammatory reaction, it causes the glands in the eyelid to form a filmy coating on the contact lens, making it uncomfortable to wear contact lenses. Contact solutions for this eye condition include gas permeable and disposable contact lenses.
  • Presbyopia - This gradual loss of focus makes it difficult to see things up close. While bifocal and progressive eyeglasses usually correct this disorder, optometrists also recommend bifocal and multi-focal contact lenses.
  • Dry Eye Syndrome - When the lacrimal glands don't produce enough watery fluid, the eyes can't stay adequately moistened, which results in dry eye syndrome. If you have this condition, soft contacts and gas permeable lenses are the most comfortable types of contacts to wear.

How Our Optometrist in Tupelo MS Can Help

As you can see, even if you have a certain eye condition that prevents you from wearing traditional contact lenses, you will still be able to wear contacts. After examining your eyes, our optometrist in Tupelo MS can determine what type of contact lenses will best work for your particular diagnosis. When it comes to seeking a solution for your hard to fit contact case, L.P. Britt PA will ensure that the specialty contacts we recommend are not only comfortable to wear, but they will safely correct your vision.

Contact Our Local Eye Doctor Today

If you have been told that you're a "hard to fit" contact case, contact our optometrist in Tupelo MS at (662) 844-3436 to see how we can help.


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