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Hard to Fit Contacts FAQs

Many people choose to wear contacts over eyeglasses because of their convenience. However, if you have an eye health condition or difficult eye prescription, you might not be able to wear traditional contact lenses. Many conditions require hard to fit contacts. At Vision Source Castle Hills, serving Castle Hills and San Antonio, TX, our optometrist provides a variety of hard to fit contacts for patients. Here are some commonly asked questions about these lenses.


What are hard to fit contacts?

Hard to fit contacts are for people who cannot use standard contact lenses due to having certain types of eye conditions or difficult prescriptions. If you fall into the hard to fit contact category, our eye doctor in San Antonio can provide you with specialized contacts that meet your specific visual needs.

What eye conditions make people hard to fit for contacts?

If you have dry eye, astigmatism, keratoconus, or presbyopia and want to wear contacts, you will need hard to fit contacts to correct your vision. People with high prescriptions for treating myopia or farsightedness may also require hard to fit contact lenses to obtain optimal sight.

How do I know if I need hard to fit contacts?

In order to get contact lenses, you have to undergo an eye exam and a contact lens exam, which involves testing for eye health and visual clarity. During a contact lens exam, our optometrist will measure the size and shape of the cornea of your eye to get an accurate contact lens prescription. Once we have the results of your tests, we can determine if hard to fit contacts are the best option for you.

What are some examples of hard to fit contacts?

If you have keratoconus, our optometrist may recommend rigid gas permeable contacts to provide optimal sight. These contacts help stabilize the shape of your eye. Scleral contacts are another option for treating keratoconus to correct your sight. Monovision and multifocal contact lenses can be used to treat presbyopia, as they’re designed to correct both near and far vision. Toric lenses are designed to fit over irregularly shaped eyes to correct problems with astigmatism.

After your contact lens exam, our eye doctor in San Antonio will answer any questions you may have concerning hard to fit contacts and recommend the best option for you.

Visit Our Eye Doctor in San Antonio, TX for Hard to Fit Contacts

If you think you need hard to fit contacts, the first step is getting an eye exam. At Vision Source Castle Hills, serving Castle Hills and San Antonio, TX, our optometrist will determine what lenses are right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.