Hard to Fit Contacts from an Optometrist in Richmond Hill, ON
If you already suffering from vision problems, finding the right contact lenses can be difficult. There are some eye conditions that make wearing contacts difficult to your daily lifestyle. However, our eye doctor at Optical Eyeworks in Richmond Hill can match you with the proper prescription like hard to fit contacts.
About Hard to Fit Contacts
People who suffer from eye conditions already have a difficult time finding and wearing traditional contact lenses. Hard to fit contacts comes into play when you have such conditions like the following:
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Dry eye
Astigmatism is a condition where the shape of your eye is irregular. It's more shaped like a football than it is round. Therefore, light isn't refracted properly, so your vision appears blurry.
Another condition that requires specialized contacts is presbyopia, which is a condition that occurs as you age. Your eyes will have a tough time seeing up close.
Maybe you have keratoconus, an issue where your eye is shaped like a cone. This can be the result of the thinning in the cornea, making your vision appear blurry or distorted due to the conical shape of your eye.
Not everyone responds to contacts well. In fact, a contact lens wearer could experience itching or redness when they have standard contacts in. It could be because of giant papillary conjunctivitis. It's also possible for dry eye to interfere with contact wearing. We have specialized contacts like the hard to fit contacts to help both conditions though.
Eye and Vision Screening
At our optometry care, your first appointment consists of an eye and vision screening. Our optometrist will perform this exam by asking you to look into the lenses. You have to read rows of letters until you find the one that looks the clearest. You'll also to have to look into lenses where you see two different images. You have to let our eye doctor in Richmond Hill know which one is clearer. By doing so, our optometrist can determine if you have astigmatism or the other conditions. Additionally, we run a series of tests on your eyes to check the health of your eyes. These tests can make sure your eyes are healthy and help us determine if contacts are safe for you.
Contact Lens Fitting
We have to perform a contact lense fitting, which consists of our optometrist having you look into a machine that takes the dimensions of your eyes to find the right prescription for you. Schedule an appointment with Optical Eyeworks in Richmond Hill for an eye exam and to see if hard to fit lenses are best for you. Call us today at (905) 237-8442.