Port Dover Location

(519) 583-2020

Simcoe Location

(519) 426-0415

Waterford Location

(519) 900-1393

Hard To Fit Contact Lenses

Many individuals find that contact lenses offer a convenient and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses. However, not everyone enjoys the same level of success with standard soft contacts. If you've tried contacts but found them uncomfortable, blurry, or difficult to insert or remove, you might wonder if "hard-to-fit" contacts could be the solution. If you are searching for an eye doctor near you or an optometrist near you, visit us at Norfolk Family Eye Care, serving Waterford, ON, Port Dover, ON, and Simcoe, ON, for the eye care you need to see clearly.

Hard To Fit Contact Lenses

Signs You Might Need Specialty Lenses

While only an eye doctor can definitively determine if you need hard-to-fit contacts, several signs may indicate you could benefit from a more specialized approach:

•           Discomfort: If you experience persistent dryness, irritation, or burning while wearing contacts, it could be a sign the lenses aren't fitting properly.

•           Blurry vision: Fluctuating vision or difficulty seeing clearly at specific distances, even with properly prescribed contacts, might indicate a need for specialty lenses.

•           Frequent lens movement: Lenses that shift or slide around throughout the day can be disruptive and uncomfortable. This might occur when the standard lens shape doesn't match your unique corneal curvature.

•           Difficulty with insertion and removal: Struggling to insert or remove contact lenses can be frustrating and may lead to eye damage if done incorrectly.

Different Types of Hard to Fit Contacts

If you're experiencing any of these issues, scheduling an appointment with an eye doctor could be important. We will perform an eye exam, including measurements of your corneal shape and tear production, to determine the root cause of your contact lens struggles. Based on their findings, we can recommend the most suitable solution, which might involve:

•           Standard soft contact lenses: If your concerns are minor and your eyes are healthy, adjustments to your prescription or trying a different brand of soft lenses might solve the problem.

•           Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses: These contacts offer vision correction for certain eye conditions that soft lenses might be ill-suited for.

•           Scleral lenses: These larger lenses rest on the white part of the eye, potentially providing a comfortable fit for individuals with keratoconus.

•           Specialty soft lenses: Several specialty lens options exist for specific conditions, such as multifocal lenses if you have multiple refractive errors.

Get Eyeglasses, Contacts, and Eye Care from Our Med Spa with an Optometrist Near You

Whether you've been struggling with traditional contacts or are simply curious about exploring alternative options, scheduling a consultation with an eye doctor near you is the first step. At Norfolk Family Eye Care, serving Waterford, ON, Port Dover, ON, and Simcoe, ON, our team of dedicated professionals is passionate about providing eye care to help preserve your eye health. We offer a range of services, including contact lens fittings, to help ensure you achieve optimal vision comfort. Contact us today to get eyeglasses, contacts, and eye from our med spa with an eye doctor near you.

Locations

Hours of Operation

Port Dover Office

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Waterford Office

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 12:15 pm

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Simcoe Office

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:45 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Port Dover Office

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Waterford Office

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:15 pm 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Simcoe Office

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:45 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed