Hard to Fit Contacts

What You Need to Know about Hard to Fit Contacts

As you may already be aware, contact lenses come in a range of types to provide vision correction for just about anyone. Did you know there are conditions where you should consider hard to fit contacts? It does not mean what you think it does. Hard to fit contacts are for those who don’t have the typical eyeball shape or size. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, our eye doctors provide quality eyewear, including hard to fit contacts.


The Difference between Regular and Hard to Fit Contacts

Regular contact lenses have a standard curvature and refractive power. They are created to the exact specifications to provide the best vision possible. Hard to fit lenses, on the other hand, are for those who need a little more work. These contacts may need a special angle, a certain material, or a different size lens than what is typical. Some conditions cause the eyeball to be misshapen. We must account for this to provide optimal vision correction.

If the optometrist says you need these contacts, you likely have a condition that affects your eye shape. This could be keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, or presbyopia. It could also be the consequence of previous eye surgery or conjunctivitis. If you have any of these conditions, chances are you need specialized lenses.


This is a refractive error that happens when the front surface of the lens curves incorrectly.


This one usually starts after you turn 40. Your pupils lose elasticity as you age and cannot change shape to help you see close-up objects. If you are already near-sighted, you need to correct your vision.

Dry Eye Syndrome

This refers to the condition where your eyes do not produce enough tears. It also refers to a condition where the tears you produce are of poor quality and evaporates too quickly. Many contact lenses absorb some moisture from the eye. So you need a special lens to prevent your eyes from drying out.


This condition involves a weak cornea that cannot hold its round shape, so it bulges into a cone shape.

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Each of these conditions needs a different type of hard to fit contact lens. Depending on what is wrong, you may need scleral lenses, gas permeable lenses, or special lenses for astigmatism. Our eye doctors will examine your eyes to determine which lenses will fit you best.

Get Your Hard to Fit Lenses in Clarkston, MI

If you are in the Clarkston area and have been told you are unable to wear contact lenses due to an eye health condition, there may be additional options that can be considered. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care, we offer a variety of hard to fit contact lenses to provide optimal vision correction. Call our team today at (248) 922-1862 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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