Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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Do you currently wear eyeglasses to correct your less-than-perfect vision? If so, and if you're tired of the hassle of wearing glasses, then you may be considering the switch to contact lenses. Unfortunately, contacts aren't a smooth transition for everybody.
Here at Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian, we specialize in hard to fit contacts, so even those who have struggled in the past can get the convenient contact lenses they desire.
Hard to fit contact lenses are a form of specialty contacts that are designed for people who have difficulty wearing traditional contact lenses for any number of reasons. There are many different types of hard to fit contacts, ranging from gas-permeable contact lenses and toric lenses to bifocal and multifocal contact lenses. Your optometrist will be able to help determine which option is right for you based on your specific eye condition and needs.
Hard to fit contact lenses are recommended for people with a number of ocular conditions and other health challenges. For example, those who suffer from dry eyes commonly need specialty contacts in order to wear contact lenses comfortably. Furthermore, people with astigmatism may need hard to fit contacts, such as toric contact lenses, to account for the need for multiple prescriptions.
Hard to fit contacts are also commonly prescribed to those with eye conditions like GPC, keratoconus, and presbyopia. If you have any of these conditions and are wanting to make the switch to contacts then you may want to talk to your eye care professional about these options.
Even for those without a diagnosed eye condition, getting used to contacts can be a challenge. Optometrists recommend that those adjusting to wearing contacts take the time to make sure their eyes are properly lubricated (with eye drops if needed) before putting contacts in. This will help to prevent dry eye issues.
Furthermore, always make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses. The last thing you want is to develop an eye infection because you put your contacts in while your hands weren't clean.
Finally, find the right contacts for your needs by speaking with your eye doctor. For example, if you're worried about remembering to change your contacts regularly, choose a brand that allows you to throw them away and switch to a new pair daily.
Making the switch to hard to fit contact lenses begins with seeing a Meridian eye doctor who specializes in this type of care. Here at Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian, hard to fit contacts are one of our many areas of expertise. Ready to make an appointment? Contact us, or give our office a call today at 601-485-2020. Our friendly staff will be sure to find a date and time that works with your busy schedule so you can meet directly with the most trusted optometrist in Meridian.