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Hard to Fit Contact Lenses 

Our Prescott Valley optometrist offers contact lenses for hard to fit eyes. If you have dry eye, GPC, presbyopia, keratoconus or an astigmatism, our eye doctor will work with you to find a pair of lenses that fit well and give you the clear vision you need.

contacts for astigmatism or hard to fit eyes contact lenses at Prescott Eye Doctor

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism 

If you have an astigmatism, the shape of your cornea is irregular along one or both axes. Toric lenses are soft contacts that are weighted at the bottom so that they do not rotate in your eye. This helps provide clear vision even when you blink. If toric lenses do not provide you with adequate vision correction, hard contact lenses can also be used to correct astigmatism.

Contact Lenses for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition that is characterized by few basal tears or basal tears that are of poor quality. Our eye doctor offers treatments for dry eye and contact lenses that can help keep your eyes moist. Prescott contact lenses for dry eyes include hard contacts, which absorb less water or tears than soft contact lenses, and scleral lenses, which create a moisture reservoir. There are also specially designed soft contact lenses that do not dry out as fast as regular soft contact lenses.

Hard to Fit Contacts for GPC

GPC is characterized by inflammation of the eyelids, which can be exasperated by contact lens use. When individuals with GPC wear contacts, the proteins in the tears build-up on the lenses, making the condition worse. If you have GPC daily wear disposable lenses can help keep protein build-up to a minimum since you throw the lenses away at the end of each day. Gas permeable or hard contact lenses may also be a good option since proteins do not stick as readily to the lens material.

Contact Lenses for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is characterized by a progressive bulging of the cornea. The condition often results in a cornea that is cone shaped. This can make fitting contact lenses extremely difficult. However, scleral lenses are designed to rest on the white part of the eye and vault entirely over the cornea, making its shape virtually irrelevant.

B&L Ultra for Presbyopia

Our Prescott Valley eye doctor has had great success with B&L Ultra for presbyopia contact lenses. Presbyopia is the development of farsightedness due to age-related changes in the eye. Individuals over the age of 40 tend to develop the refractive error.

Bausch + Lomb’s Ultra for presbyopia contact lenses are constructed from samfilcon A, which is a type of silicone hydrogel. These contact lenses have a moisture seal technology that helps prevent them from drying out throughout the day, and they offer near, intermediate and distance vision correction. These lenses can often be successfully fitted in a single appointment.

Contact Our Optometrist Serving Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humbot and Chino Valley! 

To schedule an appointment with our Prescott Valley optometrist for hard to fit contact lenses, call us today to learn more and schedule an appointment!

Welcome to Prescott Valley Eye Care

Your Optometrist in Prescott Valley, AZ.

Office Hours

Monday8:30 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM5:00 PM