Contact Lens Fittings

Contact Lens Fittings

Contact lenses might seem like the perfect solution for a variety of eye disorders, and they truly are remarkable at correcting several vision issues. However, contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all, and it is impossible to know which contact lenses are right for you without a proper contact lens fitting.

At Vista Eye Care, Dr. Wendler and our staff have spent the past 20 years helping residents at our clinic in Las Cruces find the best fit for their contact lenses. Through our contact lens fittings, we will make sure that your contacts will help you see better and not cause any discomfort. We can also make adjustments and order hard-to-fit contact lenses if needed.

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Why Don't My Contact Lenses Fit?

Contact lenses are tailored to each person’s unique eye makeup. As such, contact lens fittings are required to take accurate measurements of your eye. Our optometrist will take measurements to help determine the depth and curvature of your cornea to ensure the contact lenses fit over them. Most times, a simple adjustment in the measurements can help get you the perfect fit. However, some eye diseases can cause issues with contact lenses fitting properly. These issues include:

  • Keratoconus is a growth of the clear tissue on the outside of the cornea that bulges out and makes it difficult to properly fit a contact lens
  • Astigmatism is a misshapen cornea that often looks like an elongated football
  • Eye infections and dry eyes can cause discomfort when wearing contact lenses

These are just some of the many issues that can cause problems with wearing contact lenses. Fortunately, our staff at Vista Eye Care can help find you the perfect contact lens to fit your vision needs.

Types of Hard-to-Fit Contact Lenses

If we find issues during your contact lens fittings, our optometrist can recommend different contact lenses that fit your eyes despite any physical abnormalities of the cornea. These lenses include:

  • Toric lenses for people with astigmatism
  • Scleral lenses to help with keratoconus or other corneal irregularities , which fit over the entire white of the eye (the sclera)
  • Gas-permeable lenses, which are similar to scleral lenses but smaller in diameter. They are indicated for certain corneal pathologies

Get the Proper Contact Lenses in Las Cruces, NM

At Vista Eye Care, we will help you find the contact lenses that are a match for you! Your eye health is important, and so is the fit of your contact lenses. Call our team today at (575) 521-1050 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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