Hard to Fit Contacts

Hard To Fit Contacts

Hard to fit contacts are special contacts for patients with particular eye conditions. Ali A Mohebbi OD, an optometrist at Plaza Optometry in Santa Ana can help. Below is more information about hard to fit contacts. 


What are Hard to Fit Contact Lenses?

Hard to fit lenses are contact lenses that are made for patients with specific eye conditions. There are several types of hard to fit lenses available. These types include gas-permeable lenses, toric lenses, bifocal and multifocal lenses. 

Gas-permeable Lenses

Gas-permeable lenses help keep too much protein from gathering. These lenses also help relieve pressure and keep the cornea from bulging more on patients with Keratoconus or giant papillary conjunctivitis. 

Toric Lenses

Toric lenses cannot rotate to fit the eyes of people with astigmatism. This is so that the lens can fit with the bulge it is trying to correct. These lenses can take more time to make and be more expensive since they are specially made to fit each person differently.

Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses

These lenses help people with presbyopia see better. Monovision lenses can also improve the vision of individuals with presbyopia. Monovision lenses are when one lens is to see close up while the other is to see clearly objects that are far away.

Conditions for Hard to Fit Lenses

Conditions that qualify for hard to fit lenses include astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis, keratoconus, and presbyopia. 


Astigmatism is when the front part of the eye is shaped like an oval or bulge. Vision becomes blurred because of this bulge. 

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes happen when the eyes become very dry, which causes red eyes, burning, irritation, and blurry vision. Regular contact lenses can make this condition worse.

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, is caused when the inside part of the eyelid becomes inflamed. Protein that builds upon regular contacts can make this burning worse.


Keratoconus is when the cornea becomes thinner, making the eye bulge in a forward direction in a cone shape. 


Presbyopia is when the eyes find it harder to focus on objects close up. This condition is common in people 40 years and older. 

Optometrist Appointment

Make an appointment to see our eye doctor as soon as possible. We are here to help improve your vision.

Eye Doctor in Santa Ana

Make an appointment at your earliest convenience to be fitted with hard to fit contact lenses. You can visit Ali A Mohebbi OD at Plaza Optometry, 3500 S Bristol St, Suite 202, Santa Ana, CA 92704. You can also make an appointment with us over the phone by calling us at (714) 557-7800.


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