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Our Optometrists at Longmont Vision Center Offers Hard to Fit Contacts

There are a variety of eye conditions that can make wearing contact lenses a challenge for some. If you've been told you are not a candidate to wear contact lenses, we encourage you to visit our Longmont eye doctors for hard to fit contacts at Longmont Vision Center. We have a full range of vision care services including options for hard to fit contact conditions.

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Your Contact Lens in Longmont Specialist

Conditions that can lead to hard to fit contact lenses include:

  • Astigmatism – This condition occurs when the front of the eye curves into a bulging shape or oval. This condition can make fitting contact lenses a challenge.
  • Dry Eyes - Dry eyes can lead to redness, irritation, and blurry vision. For sufferers of dry eyes, contact lenses can feel like something foreign in the eye.
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) - Conjunctivitis is caused by an inflammation of the inner eyelid and poorly fitted contact lenses can make this condition worse.
  • Keratoconus - Keratoconus occurs when the cornea thins and permits the eye to bulge. This bulge can form into a cone-like shape and make contact lenses difficult to fit. It is a rare condition that can cause major discomfort when wearing contacts.
  • Presbyopia – This condition makes it more difficult to see items the closer they become. It is fairly common as people age.

While these conditions offer some special challenges, it is not impossible to be able to wear contact lenses. You need to see the Longmont eye doctor who offers contact lens choices that address these conditions at Longmont Vision Center.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Recent developments in contact lenses have made it easier for people that have the above conditions more likely to wear contacts. Longmont Vision Center offers a variety of these lenses to improve your chances of being a candidate. Gas permeable lenses are often a good solution for those with Keratoconus or GPC. For those with astigmatism, toric lenses may be the answer. The selection of monovision, bifocal and multifocal lenses make contact lenses an option for those with presbyopia. Our optometrist can also prescribe medicated eye drops to help those with dry eyes.

Contact Lens in Longmont to Schedule an Appointment Today!

Our optometrists and the entire staff at Longmont Vision Center want to help you make the most of your vision correction options. We serve patients in the Longmont area along with Niwot, Hygiene, Lyons, and Firestone. If you would like to know if you are a candidate for contact lenses, request an appointment at Longmont Vision Center at 303-651-6700.

Non-insured patients get a 15% discount on their initial appointment. Our offices are located at 412 Main Street, Longmont, CO. We look forward to becoming the Longwood Optometrist for your family!

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