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Fitting Hard To Fit Contacts With Your San Gabriel Or Rowland Heights Optometry Team

Hard to fit contacts

Our optometric team at San Gabriel or Rowland Heights can fit patients with a wide variety of problem contact lens prescriptions. If you want to wear contacts but are having a hard time finding a pair that works, you probably need hard to fit contacts. Having hard to fit eyes doesn't mean you can't wear contact lenses, it just means you have to see an eye doctor who's experienced in fitting tough prescriptions.

First Steps According To Our Rowland Heights & San Gabriel Eye Doctor

The first step in finding the correct type of contact lens is a comprehensive vision exam. It begins with the traditional eye chart exam to find your correct prescription, but that's just the beginning. Our eye doctor will use a variety of tools to check the health of your eyes as well as measuring the size and curvature of your eyeball. Once we find the right kind of lens for you, the doctor will consult with you to talk about contact lenses.

Specialized Contacts

Specialized contacts are made to correct unusual vision problems by the use of different shapes or materials than traditional lenses do. Some of the more common specialized contacts we provide are:

  • Lenses for kerataconus - If the cornea in front of your eye thins, the eye can bulge outward in an exaggerated curve. Contacts for this condition can come in many forms: rigid gas permeable lenses, piggybacking contact lenses or even scleral lenses which rest on the white of the eye and avoid the sensitive cornea entirely.
  • Contacts for astigmatism - With astigmatism, the eye is flattened into an oval or football shape. This means you'll need different prescriptions on different parts of your lens. Custom toric lenses have a design that causes the lens to always reorient it right side up, so you can always see clearly.
  • Lenses for dry eyes - Fitting contacts for patients with dry eyes is simpler now with new materials. We can fit you with gas permeable lenses, which are smaller than soft contacts and don't absorb moisture from the eyes. We also offer lenses made of new soft contact lens materials that retain moisture better in the eye.
  • Post-surgery contacts - It might seem odd to need vision correction after LASIK surgery, but it's not always 100 percent effective. If you had a bad case of astigmatism you might still need toric lenses after surgery. Contacts can also help you to deal with glare problems after dark and vision problems due to monovision surgery.
  • Bifocal lenses - As adults get older, they often develop presbyopia, or the inability to see clearly close up. Mid-range vision may also become a problem, especially for patients who work on a computer and stare at a monitor all day long. We offer bifocal and multifocal contact lenses for these patients, allowing them to see through different prescriptions using the same contact lenses.

Call and Make an Appointment with a San Gabriel or Rowland Heights Eye Doctor Today!

Contact lenses for hard to fit eyes will often take more than one fitting, as they're more complicated to create. Keep the extra time needed into your expectations. If you have any questions about contact lenses, call our Rowland Heights office, or contact us in San Gabriel.

Office Hours

Golden San Gabriel Optometric Vision Center

Mon - Fri 9:00 am 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am 8:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am 8:30 pm


Golden Rowland Heights Optometry

Mon - Sun 9:00 am 8:00 pm