If you're considered a "hard-to-fit" patient, fear not! With the expertise of our Bethesda eye doctors, we can match you with the perfect contact lenses for your unique needs. From gas-permeable multifocal lenses to bifocal options, we can help you find comfortable and effective contact lenses.
Conditions Requiring Hard-to-Fit Contacts
Being labeled a "hard-to-fit" contact lens candidate doesn't mean you must give up on your dream of comfortable and convenient vision correction. If you have any of the following conditions, you may fall into this category:
- Dry eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Pellucid marginal degeneration
- Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery
- Corneal scarring
With their knowledge and understanding of the various products available, the Bethesda Vision Care team can find the right match for your specific needs. Don't let these conditions hold you back – embrace the possibility of comfortable contact lens wear.
Multifocal Contact Lenses and More in Bethesda
At Bethesda Vision Care, we pride ourselves on our expertise in fitting and supplying hard-to-fit contact lenses. Whether you require gas-permeable multifocal or bifocal contact lenses, our knowledgeable team is dedicated to finding the perfect solution for your unique vision needs.
Dry eye syndrome poses challenges for contact lens wearers, as it can cause discomfort, blurred vision, and irritation. Specialized soft contact lenses and cleaning solutions for dry eyes offer increased patient comfort. Gas-permeable (GP) lenses, known for retaining moisture, are a viable alternative. Our eye doctors can recommend the best option and provide guidance on wearing schedules for optimal comfort.
Toric contact lenses offer a solution for individuals with astigmatism, a condition characterized by an irregularly shaped cornea. These lenses are custom-made to fit the patient's eye and correct the multiple focal points. While most toric lenses are soft and designed to stay in place, gas-permeable lenses may be recommended if lens rotation is an issue. Consult the Bethesda Vision Care team on how toric lenses can provide effective vision correction for you.
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) and Contact Lenses
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is a type of conjunctivitis characterized by swelling of the inner surface of the eyelid. It can be triggered or aggravated by protein deposits on contact lenses. To manage GPC, your eye doctor may suggest using daily disposable or non-water-based RGP lenses to minimize protein buildup.
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses, or gas-permeable (GP) lenses, are made of a hard, oxygen-permeable material that allows the eyes to breathe. RGPs also retain moisture under the lens, preventing dryness. In the case of Keratoconus, a condition where the cornea becomes cone-shaped, RGP lenses can provide improved comfort and clearer vision compared to traditional lenses or glasses.
Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses offer a convenient alternative for individuals with presbyopia who prefer contact lenses over glasses. Bifocal lenses correct distance and near vision, allowing a seamless transition between tasks. Multifocal lenses are designed to provide clear vision at different distances simultaneously. These contact lenses allow presbyopic individuals to see clearly at all distances without needing additional eyewear.
Whether you have dry eyes, astigmatism, or other challenging conditions, our Bethesda team is here to find the perfect solution. Schedule a consultation at Bethesda Vision Care and discover the freedom and confidence of wearing custom contacts.