Contact lenses can be highly beneficial in correcting your vision and eliminating the need for glasses. While some can wear standard contacts, those with irregularities in their corneas or refractive errors like astigmatism, may need hard to fit contacts. If you would like to try hard to fit lenses to help you see more clearly, we can help at Optometric Clinic in Hattiesburg, MS. In the meantime, learn more about some frequently asked questions when it comes to this type of contacts below:
What are Hard to Fit Contacts?
Hard to fit contacts different from traditional soft lenses and come in a few options. These can include RGP (rigid gas permeable) lenses, scleral lenses, and orthokeratology options, which wouldn't typically be prescribed to a person for simple vision correction or to change the color of their eyes. These lenses can also provide relief from some eye conditions, such as dry eye.
Who Needs These Kinds of Lenses?
The most common reason people consider hard to fit contacts is because of corneal irregularities. Since contact lenses normally sit on the cornea, having an irregular or bumpy shape can mean that the lenses don't sit properly. Not only can that make them very uncomfortable to wear, but they may also not stay in place.
What is Keratoconus Treatment?
Hard to fit lenses are also typically used for keratoconus. This disease occurs when the cornea is much thinner than normal, often bulging outward into an irregular shape and can result in a loss of vision. While you may not be able to prevent keratoconus and the cause is unknown, specialty contact lenses can help treat the disease as it progresses.
What Else Do These Lenses Treat?
Hard to fit contacts are used fairly frequently in optometry. They can help with conditions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia, that can't be treated through standard contact lenses or that don't need aggressive treatments like surgery. Our optometrists can speak with you about your specific condition and help you find the hard to fit contacts that are right for you.
Contact us About Hard to Fit Contacts Today
Hard to fit contacts can be beneficial in providing relief from eye conditions and correcting your vision. Contact Optometric Clinic in Hattiesburg, MS, today at (601) 545-2020 to learn more about these lenses and to schedule an appointment with our optometrists. Our team wants to help you see more clearly and help protect your eye health.