Hard To Fit Contacts

Westwood Optical Family Eye Care Center – Your Choice Optometrist in Winnipeg, MB

At Westwood Optical Family Eye Care Center, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality optometry services for patients of all ages. With many years of combined experience and our unique one-on-one approach to patient care, we are proud to provide a wide range of eye health and vision care services. From routine eye and vision exams, helping you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses and even hard to fit contact lens services -we’ve got you covered.

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Hard to Fit Contact Lenses

If you have been told in the past that you aren’t a good candidate for contacts or you’ve simply struggled with wearing contact lenses before, you may have eyes that are classified as “hard to fit” by many optometrists. While this can make many patients worry that they’ll never be able to wear contacts lenses, with the help of our experienced optometrist in Winnipeg you can find the right type of contacts to fit your lifestyle and vision correction needs.

Do I Have “Hard to Fit” Eyes?

There are a few different common eye conditions that can make you a candidate for hard to fit contact lenses, including:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Astigmatism
  • Keratoconus
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis or GPC
  • Post-Refractive Surgery or LASIK
  • Presbyopia

If you have any of these common eye conditions and you want to wear contacts, our experienced optometry team can help you find a comfortable and versatile pair of contact lenses. With new advancements in vision correction technology and the help of specialized equipment, we can even measure your cornea to ensure a more precise fit.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contact Lens Patients

Wearing contact lenses to correct your vision isn’t out of the question if you have one of these common eye conditions. Once we have completed your regular eye health and vision exam, our optometry team will conduct additional testing to determine your eligibility for hard to fit contact lenses. Using specialized equipment, we can take a closer look at your eye shape to recommend one or more possible contact lens options.

Contact Lens Options for Hard to Fit Eyes

There are many different types of contact lenses available on the market today. Most patients can choose from daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly varieties as well as extended wear options, gas-permeable lenses and more. We’ve got a large selection of contacts to fit your specific needs and prices to fit your budget. Once we’ve completed your contact lens exam, we will make a suggestion on the best type of contact lenses to correct your vision comfortably.

With so many options available, even patients with hard to fit eyes can experience a certain amount of trial and error. It is important to note that finding the right type of contact lenses to fit your eyes may take some time. Depending on the type of eye condition you have or the severity of your condition, we may suggest trying out several different types of contacts before you find the perfect fit.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are interested in contact lenses but have been told that you have hard to fit eyes in the past, don’t give up on this convenient vision correction option. Instead, schedule an appointment with our friendly and experienced hard to fit contact lens optometrist in Winnipeg, MB. Call (204) 837-2020 or visit the team at Westwood Optical Family Eye Care online today to schedule your hard to fit contact lens exam!


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