Are you looking for a quality eye care center? An eye doctor in Wichita at Wichita Optometry, P.A. would love to help you out. Below is more information on hard to fit contacts and how we can help you.
Conditions that Qualify for Hard to fit Contact Lenses
There are several eye conditions that qualify you for hard to fit contact lenses. These conditions include: dry eyes, keratoconus, presbyopia, astigmatism, post-refractive surgery, and giant papillary conjunctivitis. Contact our optometrist if you have any of these conditions.
Dry eye syndrome occurs when there is a lack of quality tears being created in the eye. Symptoms include irritated, red, and itchy eyes.
Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea of the eye gradually becomes misshapen. Symptoms include sensitivity to light, nearsightedness, blurred, and distorted vision.
Presbyopia is a hardening of the natural lens in the eye. Patients with this condition gradually have a hard time focusing on objects that are close by. This occurs naturally as a person ages, usually starting after the age of 40.
Astigmatism is a corneal irregularity. This common eye condition is usually associated with nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis is a type of pink eye. GPC usually affects people who wear soft contacts. Switching contacts is a way to prevent GPC.
Types of Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
There are several types of hard to fit contacts that make it comfortable for patients with these conditions to wear contacts. These types of contacts include: gas permeable contacts, scleral contacts, hybrid contacts, custom soft contacts, and toric contacts. Below is more information about these types of hard to fit contacts.
Gas Permeable Contacts
Gas permeable contacts keep their shape once placed on the eye. This makes them great for patients with dry eyes.
Scleral contacts are GP lenses with a larger diameter to fit over the sclera of the eye. Patients with keratoconus can also benefit from wearing scleral contacts.
Hybrid contacts have a large diameter and are soft, which work for some patients with astigmatism and keratoconus.
Custom Soft Contacts
Mild to moderate keratoconus can also benefit from the use of custom soft contacts. These contacts have a large diameter and medium or high content of water.
Toric contacts can help correct astigmatism in patients. These contacts can be made with rigid gas permeable lens or soft lens.
Eye Doctor in Wichita
Make an appointment at your earliest convenience so that an optometrist can get your eyes fitted with contacts. If you prefer setting up an appointment over the phone, you can reach us at 316-942-7496.