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SeeClear Associates

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52 Deforest Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 908-277-3116
Fax: 908-273-4522

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday9:00AM6:00PM
Tuesday9:30AM7:30PM
Wednesday10:00AM6:30PM
Thursday9:00AM7:30PM
Friday9:00AM4:00PM
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Hard to Fit Contacts

Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.

Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Keratoconus
  • Presbyopia

Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the bulging.

Dry Eyes: When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in your eye.

GPC: This form of conjunctivitis is caused by inflammation on the inner surface of the eyelid. Protein buildup on contact lenses can make this condition worse.

Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.

Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional, however, and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.

Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.

Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. Since the lens needs to align with the bulge it is correcting, toric lenses must not rotate in order to fit on the eye. They are typically custom made to correct a specific astigmatism. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to make and costs more than a traditional contact lens.

Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lenses can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.

Medicated eye drops can be an effective solution for dealing with dry eyes. They will lubricate eyes enough to make contact lenses more bearable, although a punctual occlusion also must be done to plug the ducts in some extreme cases. GPC symptoms can also be lessened through medicated eye drops. They flush out protein deposits and reduce inflammation.

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Testimonial

  • I brought my son in after a few years of watching him struggle in school and lose self confidence. We had tried all different things at school and he was getting extra help in all subjects. My son was referred to see an occupational therapist who noticed that it could be a vision issue. I was recommended to this office and after his consult we began therapy. I can't express how thankful we are for the therapy. Within weeks of starting we saw a difference and I have a son who is now successful in school (made the honor roll) and has gained his self confidence. The difference in his mood and attitude is unbelievable, he has become more pleasant to be around. - LS

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Summit

DayOpenClosed
Monday9:00AM6:00PM
Tuesday9:30AM7:30PM
Wednesday10:00AM6:30PM
Thursday9:00AM7:30PM
Friday9:00AM4:00PM
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00AM 9:30AM 10:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM Closed Closed
6:00PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 4:00PM Closed Closed

Morristown

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00AM 9:00AM 9:30AM Closed 9:00AM Closed Closed
6:30PM 6:00PM 6:30PM Closed 6:00PM Closed Closed

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