Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

Contact lenses have evolved and provided vision correction treatment for people who previously could not wear contacts. In addition, people considering hard-to-fit contacts can now see an optometrist to get fitted for contact lenses. At Atlantic EyeCare in Virginia Beach, VA, we can help you get into a pair of contacts, whether you need regular or hard-to-fit lenses.

Hard To Fit Contacts vs Regular Contacts

What’s the Difference?

Regular contact lenses are simple, single-prescription corrective lenses. Hard-to-fit contacts are for those with astigmatism, dry eye syndrome, and multifocal lenses. Other conditions causing the need for hard-to-fit contacts are presbyopia, keratoconus, or recent surgeries.

Seeing Our Optometrist for Contacts

If you want to wear contact lenses, seeing our optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam is the first step. Our eye doctor will perform a series of tests to check visual acuity and determine the size and type of contacts. Then, we will write a contact lens prescription, which is needed to ensure you get the right fit.

Hard to Fit Contacts from an Eye Doctor

People requiring hard-to-fit contacts can see an optometrist for recommendations for what would be best for them. There are various hard-to-fit contact lenses, including soft contact lenses, rigid gas-permeable hard contact lenses, hybrid contact lenses, and scleral contact lenses. Each lens type and brand helps treat various eye conditions, helping provide relief and clear vision.

Benefits of Hard to Fit Contacts

Wearing hard-to-fit contacts can provide several benefits for patients needing special vision correction care. The most significant advantage is that patients with application difficulty can now wear contact lenses comfortably. Another benefit is that hard-to-fit are relatively inexpensive compared to traditional contact lenses. Finally, contact lenses are a better option for treating astigmatism.

See Our Eye Doctor for a Contact Lens Exam

If you have issues with your contact lenses, you should visit a doctor of optometry to get fitted for hard-to-fit contact lenses. Seeing an eye doctor near me provides you with many vision treatment benefits and eye care services close to home. Call our office at (757) 340-7070 to schedule an appointment with an optometrist in Virginia Beach and get fitted with a fresh pair of contact lenses.

The eye care team at Atlantic EyeCare in Virginia Beach, VA, is dedicated to helping our patients find the perfect contact lenses for their vision correction and eye health needs. 


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