Hard To Fit Contact Lenses

Hard to Fit Contact Lenses with Eye Care of Virginia in Culpeper and King George, VA

People with certain eye conditions may have been told that they require hard to fit contact lenses. Some of these people may have been told that they cannot wear contacts at all. If you are one of these people, come to see our eye doctor. Our optometrists at Eye Care of Virginia in Culpeper and King George, VA can help you find the best contacts for your eyes' needs.

woman struggling to put in her contact lens

Types of Hard to Fit Eyes

There are a number of reasons that a person might need hard to fit contacts:

  • Astigmatism
  • Keratoconus
  • Severe dry eye
  • Presbyopia
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis

Types of Hard to Fit Lenses

A variety of options exist to help people who need hard to fit lenses:

  • Toric lenses are soft contacts that are built so that they don't rotate on the eye. They are used by people with astigmatism.
  • Gas permeable (GP) lenses are hard enough to retain their own shape. They are used for many eye conditions.
  • Scleral lenses are hard contacts that "vault" over the cornea and rest on the whites of the eyes. Scleral lenses are used for many eye conditions.
  • Hybrid lenses include a rigid, gas permeable center and a soft outer "skirt". This can be a more comfortable option for someone who requires GP lenses.
  • Multifocal contact lenses work like bifocal glasses to allow vision correction at all distances. They are used for people with presbyopia.

Contact Lens Fittings

If you decide that you want to wear contacts, the first step is a proper fitting. Our eye doctor will assess your overall eye health, and then measure your pupils and the curvature of your eye. For some people, additional assessments such as measuring tear production are necessary.

People who require gas permeable lenses sometimes do not wear them because of the known or potential discomfort associated with them. However, hybrid lenses, as well as a process called piggybacking, can often make the situation much more tolerable. Piggybacking involves wearing a pair of soft contacts under the GP lenses, which provides more comfort for many people.

Eye Center of Virginia is Here for Your Eye Care Needs

Whether you have hard to fit eyes, an eye disease, or just need help with your routine eye care needs, our optometrists at the Eye Center of Virginia would be happy to meet you. We can help you find just the right pair of contacts from a wide range of options, including Alcon and B&L brands. To make an appointment at our Culpeper location, call us at 540-822-0113 and to make an appointment at our King George location, call us at 540-663-3937

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Culpeper Office

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

King George Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Press CARES about his patients, insurance or not AND he is the most thorough eye doctor I have ever been to. The prescription he gave me, made me see correctly, once again, I am so thankful. Dr Press and his staff are great!"
    Katrin H
  • "I'm so glad I changed eye doctors. I had been going to Dr. H by the hospital for a long time and he had given me a prescription for contacts that I tried and tried to wear with no success. Dr. Press gave the right "size" contacts and was able to walk out wearing the contacts with no problem! He has great manners and even took my blood pressure! Glad to have finally found a knowledgeable Optometrist I can SEE in a regular basis."
    Ines P
  • "I recently needed to change my vision prescription and was finally in need of bifocals. I went to see Dr. Miles Press for both convenience (local eye doctor) and because he accepted my insurance. I needed to have vision in my right eye adjusted several times, and several right lenses replaced. Dr.Miles Press worked tirelessly to make sure my vision was correct and I was never charged for each subsequent visit or lens replacement. I've never had an eye doctor like that before, that really cares and is fast and on the ball with knowledge to get you the correct prescription. He also cared that I went with Progressive lenses over bifocals because they provide three fields of view and eliminate the annoying line. To sum it up, an eye doctor that treats you like he would his own family is a rare experience. I will continue to go to Dr. Miles Press as long as he is in business and accepts my insurance. No question."
    Thomas C
  • "I didn't know my vision could change, and I also didn't know that I could see the world more clearly than how I was already seeing it! Dr. Press was professional and very helpful and educating! Highly recommend!"
    Karla N
  • "Dr. Miles Press was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He explained a lot about my eye care that no Dr. has ever taken the time to do."
    Wendy S