Hard to Fit Contact Lenses

Hard-to-Fit Contacts in Conway

Contacts are a convenient corrective solution for patients who don’t want to wear eyeglasses, but at Vaught Eye Associates, we know the same basic lenses don’t work for everyone. Some patients need hard-to-fit contact lenses, and we work hard to find the source of their symptoms and correct it. If you suffer from burning, irritation, dryness, blurred vision, or an improper fit when you wear contact lenses, we will diagnose and treat your condition to prevent any further complications. We offer specialty contact lenses and other eye care solutions for hard-to-fit contact lenses in Conway, South Carolina.

Diagnosing Common Causes of Contact Problems

Your solution will depend on the cause and nature of your particular symptoms. Our Conway optometrists perform thorough eye exams and use precise diagnostic technology, including corneal topography and other imaging techniques, to evaluate the eyes and vision of each patient.

Some of the most common causes of hard-to-fit contacts include:

  • Dry Eyes – Insufficient lubrication increases the friction between your contacts and corneas, causing irritation and blurring
  • Presbyopia – As you age, it gets harder to focus on nearby objects
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis – Inflamed inner eyelids, aggravated by protein buildup on contact lenses
  • Keratoconus – Thinning corneas that bulge into cone shapes
  • Astigmatism – Blurred vision caused when eyes bulge outward into a cone or oval

Specialty Contact Lenses and Other Treatments

At Vaught Eye Associates, we won’t let your diagnosis stop you from living the lifestyle you want. We offer a variety of custom contact lenses that are designed to accommodate the symptoms and causes of your contact lens problems, from irregular curvature to insufficient lubrication.

If you require hard-to-fit contacts, your solutions may include:

  • Bifocal or Multifocal Contact Lenses – If you have trouble focusing at certain distances, you may need contact lenses with multiple prescriptions
  • Toric Contact Lenses – Our toric lenses are designed to stay firmly in place, rather than rotating and shifting, because they are customized to conform to the topography of your cornea
  • Scleral Contact Lenses – These lenses have larger surface areas, allowing them to fully cover irregular cornea shapes
  • Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses – Also called GP lenses, these specialty contacts are hard enough to retain their shape and prevent pressure and bulging

Your treatment may also include products and procedures to reduce your symptoms or prevent them from recurring. For example, our Conway optometrists may prescribe medicated eye drops to reduce inflammation and flush out protein deposits caused by GPC. We may also recommend punctual occlusion, an outpatient procedure that allows us to plug your tear ducts.

Eye Exams from Our Optometrists in Conway

At Vaught Eye Associates, we will make sure we find a solution for your hard-to-fit contacts. Dr. James Vaught has been serving Myrtle Beach and Conway patients for more than three decades, and he stays on top of eye care advances to truly maximize your vision and prevent complications. Call 843-488-2020 to schedule an exam today.