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Hard to Fit Contacts

Contact lenses can be a great alternative to glasses, but they may not always be the best choice. If you do not currently have an optometrist and are seeking an eye doctor in Tucson, then come visit us at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltman, Hunter & Associates.

Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

There are many reasons that one may struggle to find contacts that are right for them. Some of the main reasons for hard to fit contacts are:

  • Astigmatism — Astigmatism occurs when your cornea, the transparent front cover of your eye, is irregularly shaped. This irregular shape can cause blurred vision and may make it hard to fit certain contacts on your eye.
  • Dry eyes — Dry eyes can occur for many reasons, such as wind, dry air, age (especially in people over the age of 50), gender (dry eyes are more common for women), or wearing contact lenses.
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) — GPC causes your normally-smooth eyelid to become red, swollen, and irritated. Though GPC can happen to anyone at any time, it is most likely to occur with someone who wears soft contact lenses.
  • Keratoconus — Keratoconus occurs when your cornea “thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape.” This may cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
  • Presbyopia — Presbyopia occurs “when your eyes gradually lose the ability to see things clearly up close” due to aging.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

If you have one of the conditions above, you can likely still wear contact lenses. It is important to talk to an optometrist about your personal needs, so that they can create the best solution for you. This can mean changing the type of lenses you wear or even using medicated eye drops.

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If you are looking for an eye doctor in Tucson, then you came to the right place. One of our optometrists will fit you for the best contact lenses for your eyes. Call us today at (520) 293-6740 or fill out our online form to make an appointment.

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