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Hard-to-Fit Contacts

Understanding Hard-to-Fit Contacts

If you’re someone who wears contacts, you’re likely familiar with the discomfort of ill-fitting lenses. For people with unique eye shapes, this discomfort can be even more pronounced. Fortunately, with advances in lens technology, there are now options for people with hard-to-fit eyes. In this blog, we will explore the world of hard-to-fit contacts and provide you with the information you need to choose the right pair for your eyes.

Finding the Right Fit for Your Unique Eye Shape

Hard-to-fit contacts are lenses designed for people with irregular corneas, dry eyes, keratoconus, or presbyopia. These conditions can make it difficult for standard contact lenses to fit comfortably and provide clear vision. Wearing the wrong type of lens can lead to discomfort, irritation, blurred vision, and even eye infections.

Types of Hard-to-Fit Contacts

Many people who require corrective lenses opt for contact lenses for their convenience and comfort. However, not all individuals find it easy to find the right contact lenses that suit their specific needs. Some individuals may have conditions that make it challenging to find the right fit. Luckily, professionals like Dr. Shira Kresch at Michigan Contact Lens are equipped to manage patients with hard-to-fit contact lenses.

One category of hard-to-fit contact lenses is scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are large, rigid gas-permeable lenses that vault over the entire cornea and rest on the whites of the eye (sclera). These lenses are designed to address a variety of eye conditions, including keratoconus, corneal irregularities, and severe dry eye. Due to their larger size and specialized fitting process, scleral lenses require expertise and precision during fitting. Dr. Shira Kresch has successfully managed many patients with scleral lenses, providing them with improved vision and comfort.

For patients with astigmatism, gas-permeable lenses are often the best option. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye has an irregular shape, affecting how light enters the eye. Gas-permeable lenses can correct astigmatism by providing a smooth surface for light to enter the eye without distorting the image. Dr. Kresch understands the unique needs of patients with astigmatism, ensuring accurate lens fitting and optimal vision correction.

Multifocal contact lenses are another type of hard-to-fit lenses that Dr. Kresch manages. These lenses are designed for individuals with presbyopia, a condition that affects near vision as people age. Multifocal lenses have different zones for near, intermediate, and distance vision, accommodating the changing needs of individuals with presbyopia. Dr. Kresch carefully examines each patient’s visual requirements to select the most suitable multifocal lenses and ensures proper fitting to achieve optimal vision.

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How The Michigan Contact Lens Specialists Can Help

Dr. Shira Kresch’s approach to managing patients with hard-to-fit contact lenses involves a comprehensive examination and customized approach. She takes the time to understand each patient’s unique needs, visual demands, and eye health history. Through advanced technology and techniques, Dr. Kresch ensures a precise and comfortable fit for each patient’s hard-to-fit contact lenses.

Michigan Contact Lens offers state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including corneal topography and digital microscopy, which aids in the accurate assessment and fitting of contact lenses. Using these tools, Dr. Kresch can map the cornea’s shape, identify irregularities, and design custom contact lenses that provide optimal vision correction.

When fitting hard-to-fit contact lenses, Dr. Shira Kresch at Michigan Contact Lens emphasizes patient education and ongoing support. She ensures that every patient understands proper lens care, hygiene, and insertion and removal techniques. Regular follow-up visits allow Dr. Kresch to monitor the patient’s progress, make necessary adjustments, and address any concerns or issues that may arise.

Overall, Dr. Shira Kresch’s expertise and dedication make her an excellent resource for individuals struggling to find the right contact lenses. Her ability to manage patients with hard-to-fit contact lenses, including scleral lenses, gas-permeable lenses, high astigmatism, and multifocal lenses, is a testament to her commitment to providing exceptional care and optimal vision correction. Whether you are dealing with a specific eye condition or require a specialized lens, Dr. Kresch at Michigan Contact Lens can help you find a comfortable and effective solution for your vision needs.

Hard-to-Fit Contacts FAQs

Hard-to-fit contacts are specially designed contact lenses for individuals with certain eye conditions, such as dry eyes, astigmatism, or giant papillary conjunctivitis.

People who have difficulty wearing traditional contact lenses due to conditions such as dry eyes, astigmatism, or giant papillary conjunctivitis may benefit from Hard-to-Fit Contacts.

It’s best to consult an eye doctor for a professional evaluation. They can determine if you need Hard-to-Fit Contacts based on your specific needs and eye conditions.

There are various types of Hard-to-Fit Contacts, including gas permeable lenses, silicone hydrogel lenses, hybrid lenses, and scleral lenses.

The adjustment period may vary for each individual, but it typically takes a few days to a few weeks to get used to Hard-to-Fit Contacts.

Comfort can vary for each person and the type of Hard-to-Fit Contacts they use. Some individuals may experience discomfort or dryness initially, but this typically improves as they adjust to wearing the lenses.

Yes, you can wear Hard-to-Fit Contacts for extended periods, but it’s recommended to follow the recommended wearing schedule as prescribed by your eye doctor.

Yes, Hard-to-Fit Contacts are safe to wear when properly prescribed and cared for. It’s important to follow the instructions and guidelines provided by your eye doctor to ensure safe and comfortable use.

Please call our eye specialists near you for more eye exam information.