Hard to Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Hard to Fit Contacts Make Life Easier

Despite their name, hard to fit contact lenses actually aren’t hard to fit themselves. They’re meant for conditions that are hard to fit with regular contacts, and if you have one of these conditions, like keratoconus, you know how frustrating it can be to find you can’t use regular contacts when you want to stop using eyeglasses. The introduction of hard to fit contacts has made life a lot easier for people who don’t want to wear glasses, but who haven’t been able to make regular contacts work. At Classic Optical in Ithaca, NY, you’re just an appointment away from getting those contacts you’ve always wanted.

Why Some Conditions Are Hard to Fit

Contact lens fittings for regular contact lenses sit directly on the cornea. If you have a condition that makes wearing that type of lens uncomfortable, then regular contacts aren’t for you. For example, regular contacts can exacerbate the symptoms of dry eye, or they may not fit on eyes with keratoconus.

Scleral lenses, for example, are built to place space between the lens and the cornea, leaving the edges of the lens to rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. The space between lens and cornea allows for better oxygen transfer and makes it easier for the cornea to stay hydrated.

It Isn’t Hard to Get These Contacts

At Classic Optical in Ithaca, NY, you can get fitted for hard to fit contact lenses if you need them. If you live in Ithaca, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, or Cayuga Heights, call us to set up an appointment with our optometrist at (607) 273-1234.

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