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Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard To Fit Contacts vs. Regular Contacts

Perhaps you have been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses. You were probably diagnosed with an eye disease or vision condition that precluded contacts. Fortunately, times change and progress has been made in optometry, you may now have viable contact lens options. Let Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter in Tucson help you explore these options.

Hard to fit contacts refer to those lenses crafted for people with certain eye diseases or abnormally shaped eyes. For example, patients with astigmatism, an abnormal eye curvature, can wear custom made contacts. Other disease types may require toric, gas-permeable, or bifocal lenses. Toric lenses also provide an excellent vision correction option for patients with astigmatism. They have multiple meridians, each with a different refractive power. Scleral lenses provide an option for those with keratoconus by arching over their eyes.

What Defines Regular Contact Lenses?

Typically, regular contacts come in a standard curvature using uniform refractive powers. You simply pick up a box that fits your prescription, rather like purchasing a pair of blue jeans in your regular size. You know they will fit without needing special materials, angles, or design choices that alter the fit or refraction.

How Do You Know Which Hard to Fit Lens to Buy?

Our eye doctor writes a specific prescription for your contact lenses just as we would for your glasses. The prescription includes a type of lens. If you fall into a hard to fit category, our doctor will prescribe the appropriate lens type. This takes all of the guesswork out of it for you.

When your lenses come in our doctor will have you visit the office for a lens fitting. The optometrist ensures that the lab crafted the custom contacts perfectly and that the fit allows you to comfortably wear them and see with 20/20 vision.

Eye Care in Tucson

Why wait? Visit Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter, your eye doctors in Tucson for hard to fit contact lenses. Let us help you see better today. Use our online service to request an appointment or simply call our ophthalmology team at (520) 293-6740.

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