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Posted on 07-27-2017

Get Fitted with Contact Lenses for Astigmatism from Your Optometrist in San Antonio

People often have more than one eye condition, such as astigmatism and myopia (nearsightedness). If you wear conventional contact lenses, there is no compensation for the astigmatism, and things will likely still be blurry. Contact lenses for astigmatism are specially made to treat the condition. In most cases, all they require is a fitting from your optometrist in San Antonio.

woman applying a contact lens

Hard to Fit Lenses from Your Eye Doctor in San Antonio

Astigmatism isn't the only reason that someone might need hard to fit contact lenses. There are a number of conditions that might require these from their eye doctor in San Antonio:

  • Dry eyes
  • Keratoconus
  • Post-laser surgery
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis

There are different specially-made contact lenses available from your San Antonio optometrist to treat these conditions. After a thorough exam, your San Antonio eye doctor can tell you what conditions you have, and then help you choose from available options.

Types of Contact Lenses Available from Your San Antonio Optometrist

Hard, gas permeable (GP) contacts are useful for many of these conditions, including keratoconus, astigmatism, and dry eyes. However, GP lenses are less popular because they do take some getting used to. Hybrid lenses with a hard, gas permeable center and soft edges are sometimes a good option that is available from your San Antonio optometrist.

Soft contacts can be specially fitted by an eye doctor in San Antonio for most or all of these conditions. Toric lenses are used for people with astigmatism, and extra-large soft contacts are sometimes used for people with keratoconus. People with giant papillary conjunctivitis can sometimes wear daily disposables.

Come See Better Today at Vision Source Castle Hills, Your San Antonio Eye Doctor

Vision Source Castle Hills is your San Antonio eye doctor for hard to fit contact lenses. We provide full-service care for your eyes, including fitting contacts for most conditions. To schedule an appointment with your optometrist in San Antonio, call us at 210-988-9517. New patients receive 15% off their first visit!

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