Athens Family Vision

(706) 543-3599

East Athens Family Vision

(706) 850-7101

Athens Family Vision

270 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, Ga 30606

(706) 543-3599

East Athens Family Vision

850 Gaines School Rd. Athens, GA 3060

(706) 850-7101

Athens Family Vision

270 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, Ga 30606

(706) 543-3599

East Athens Family Vision

850 Gaines School Rd. Athens, GA 3060

(706) 850-7101
Hard to Fit Contacts and Regular Contacts

When it comes to contact lenses, there are two main types: hard to fit and regular. If you have a hard time finding contacts that fit your eyes, you will likely need hard to fit contacts which you can help get from an eye doctor on our team at Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens, GA. These are made specifically for vision care for people with difficult-to-fit eyes and can be prescribed after contact lens eye exams. Here is some information about hard to fit and regular contact lenses and when each type is appropriate.

What Are Hard to Fit Contacts?

Hard to fit contact lenses are, as the name suggests, designed for people who have a more challenging time finding contacts that fit their eyes. This can be due to several factors, including eye shape, size, and even Dry Eye Syndrome. If you've ever had difficulty finding vision care contact lenses that are comfortable or that don't irritate your eyes, you may need hard to fit contacts.

Types of Hard to Fit Contact Lenses

There are a few different types of hard to fit contacts, each designed for specific needs. They include:

1. Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses

2. Scleral lenses

3. Hybrid lenses

4. Orthokeratology (OK) lenses

Regular Contacts

Regular contacts are the most common type of contact lenses. They're made from a soft, flexible material that's easy to insert and remove from the eye.

When to Wear Hard to Fit Contacts

There are a few situations when hard to fit contacts may be the best option. For example, if you have dry eye syndrome, regular contact lenses may not be comfortable. In this case, scleral lenses or hybrid lenses may be a better option. RGP lenses may provide a better fit if you have an irregular eye shape. And if you're looking for a way to correct your vision temporarily, OK lenses may be the best option.

Visit Our Optometrist for Contact Lens Eye Exams

If you're not sure which type of contact lens is right for you, the best way to find out is to visit an eye doctor on our team at Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens, GA. An optometrist at our practice can perform contact lens eye exams to determine which type of lens will work best for your eyes. We can also help you find the right size and fit and provide tips on how to care for your lenses. Contact us at (706) 543-3599 for Athens or (706) 850-7101 for East Athens to schedule your eye exams or contact lens eye exams with an optometrist on our team!

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

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

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