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In Focus Eyecare

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1701 First Baxter Crossing, Suites 202-203
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: 803-802-6522
Fax: 803-701-9032

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Hard to Fit Contacts

Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.

Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Keratoconus
  • Presbyopia

Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the bulging.

Dry Eyes: When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in your eye.

GPC: This form of conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation on the inner surface of the eyelid. Protein buildup on contact lenses can make this condition worse.

Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.

Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional, however, and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.

Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.

Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. Since the lens needs to align with the bulge it is correcting, toric lenses must not rotate in order to fit on the eye. They are typically custom made to correct a specific astigmatism. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to make and costs more than a traditional contact lens.

Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of fit can have one lens fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.

Probably the most common complaint eye doctors hear from contact lens wearers is, "My contacts make my eyes feel dry."  Dry eye syndrome is a common problem among contact lens wearers and non-wearers alike.  Symptoms of dry eyes can be more pronounced if you wear contact lenses and your contacts start to dry out, too.  Several disposable contacts lens manufacturers have developed premium contact lenses specifically designed to reduce dry eye discomfort during lens wear.  Daily disposable contact lenses or dailies as they're also known are a great option for dry eye sufferers. Because they're only worn for a single day and then thrown away there is less time for deposits and dirt that can cause discomfort to build-up, and less time for the lens to dry out as a result of improper cleaning routines.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Neff. She takes the time to explain your vision and focus on her patients. Her staff is also awesome! Nice office atmosphere!

Frankie S.
Fort Mill, SC

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
MondayClosed12-7pm
Tuesday9-1pm2-5pm
Wednesday9-1pm2-5pm
Thursday9-1pm2-5pm
FridayClosedClosed
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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