Hard to Fit Contacts from an Eye Doctor in Las Vegas
Not every contact wearer can fit into a standard size of contacts due to the shape of their eyes. In some cases, they may require an uncommon strength. At Advanced Eyecare, serving Las Vegas, NV, and the general vicinity, we accommodate patients who have uncommon prescriptions by offering a wide variety of contact lens options to ensure our patients receive the eyewear they need.
About Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
Hard to fit contacts are necessary for people who have unique eye issues and can't wear traditional prescriptions. Some of the eye problems that people require hard to fit contacts for include dry eyes, keratoconus, astigmatism, corneal scarring, and presbyopia.
We determine if you require specialty lenses by discussing your personal medical history, including if you've ever had LASIK surgery. Our optometry practitioner will inquire about any problems you have with your current lenses. This helps us identify any conditions that could warrant special lenses. Next, our optometrist will perform a visual acuity test. Part of this exam consists of our optometrist evaluating you for astigmatism. During this portion of the examination, our optometrist shows you a series of images. You inform us which one appears clearer. We'll also look into your eyes using a magnifying device specifically for optometry, which lets us see the inside of your eye.
Types of Contact Lenses We Offer
Our optometrist provides you with a prescription for toric lenses or ones for astigmatism if you have a severe enough astigmatism that can't be corrected adequately with regular contacts. This type of contact has a different shape than standard lenses. The torus shape lets them remain in place better. Moreover, the contacts have different focusing powers at different locations on the lenses. If you have keratoconus, we may advise you to use scleral or gas-permeable ones that are more comfortable and enhance your vision better.
People who have dry eye may benefit from wearing contacts that retain moisture better. Brands often offer ones that stay hydrated for longer periods of time, such as hydrogel lenses. These contacts have a silicone hydrogel composition that lets oxygen pass through to the cornea easier, making them more comfortable for people with dry eye. Some patients who have dry eye benefit from wearing a daily contact more so than one that's for extended wear. Protein deposits accumulate on weekly or monthly contact lenses, which can make your eyes feel dry. By using contacts that you throw away each day, you don't have those protein deposits. Schedule an appointment with our eye doctor in Las Vegas, NV at Advanced Eyecare by calling 702-737-3937.