Contact Lenses For Hard-To-Fit Eyes

Having clear vision is important when it comes to properly seeing the world around you. Many people don't want to be bothered with eyeglasses and prefer to wear contacts to correct their vision problems instead. While contact can be a great solution for most vision problems, you may have eyes that are hard to fit with contact lenses.

Here are three conditions that could complicate the contact lens fitting process, and some types of lenses that you can invest in to correct your vision with these conditions.

1. Astigmatism

Many people develop an astigmatism over the course of a lifetime. This condition results in the front region of the eye bulging out into an oval shape. People with astigmatism often experience blurred vision that they want to correct with contact lenses.

Instead of using traditional lenses, you should opt for toric lenses instead. These lenses are specifically designed not to rotate around the eye once they have been placed on the eye's surface. Each toric lens is specifically manufactured to fit an individual's astigmatism, so these lenses can take longer to receive than their traditional counterparts.

2. Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

If you are suffering from giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), then you may experience redness and swelling along your inner eyelid. Wearing traditional contacts can make the symptoms of GPC worse, since protein deposits that develop on the surface of contact lenses can irritate your already-sensitive eyelids.

Fortunately, GPC doesn't have to prevent you from having the option of correcting your vision with contact lenses. An eye doctor, like those at Vision Eyeland Super Optical LLC, may recommend gas permeable lenses that are less prone to protein buildup to correct your vision without exacerbating your GPC symptoms.

3. Presbyopia

As the eyes age, they can begin to have a difficult time focusing in on objects that are close. This condition, known as presbyopia, is often corrected through the use of bifocal lenses.

While these lenses used to be available only in eyeglasses, advancements in technology have allowed contact lens manufacturers to create a bifocal contact lens that provides clear vision both up close and at a distance. You can also opt for monovision lenses, where one eye is fitted for distance vision and the other for clearly seeing objects at a close range.

Knowing that you have options when you want to correct your vision with contact lenses but you have hard-to-fit eyes due to an ocular condition will allow you to take advantage of the benefits that contact lenses can provide in the future.