Had to Fit Contacts FAQs

Don't give up on better vision. Innovative Eye Care offers hard to fit contacts.

If you have made the switch to contact lenses, you are not alone. The American Optometric Association estimates that 45 million Americans wear contacts. If you have had problems with blurry vision, burning eyes, dry eyes, or a gritty feeling in your eyes the first time you had contacts, you are not alone, either. Millions of people can enjoy better vision by wearing contacts only after their optometrists fit with "hard to fit contacts." Dr. Cheree at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, has answers for your most frequently asked questions.

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Why should I go through the hassle of getting hard to fit contacts?

Contact lenses sharpen your vision and give you a wider field of vision than glasses do. They don't fog up when you have to wear a mask or you come in from the heat. They don't distort light or reflect what you are seeing back to the world around you.

Contact lenses give you the freedom to lead a more active lifestyle. They won't slip off your nose. There are no frames to come loose or lenses to break. They won't restrict your freedom of movement or slow you down.

Contact lenses give you a natural look. They don't obscure your face with frames. They make it possible to show off lash extensions or to change your eye color. You can wear contacts with stylish non-prescription sunglasses.

What are the signs I might need hard to fit contacts?

If your contacts aren't comfortable, the problem might be that you need special contact lenses to compensate for common eye conditions. Burning eyes, tear-filled eyes, red eyes, blurry vision, sensitivity to sunlight, and that feeling in your eyes like you have just been through a sandstorm are all signs that you need a change in your contact lenses. Your optometrist can help. If you have been told that you have presbyopia (farsightedness that comes about the age of 40), astigmatism, keratoconus, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), dry eyes, or if you have had LASIK surgery, you may need special contact lenses that your eye doctor can prescribe.

But I thought all contacts were the same.

People who need hard to fit contacts may need gas permeable contact lenses, toric contact lenses, progressive contact lenses, or contacts that are bifocal or trifocal. Your eye doctor can explain the distinctions between these specialized hard to fit contact lenses at the time of your eye exam.

Don't give up on contacts. Let Innovative Eye Care help you find the right hard to fit contact lenses for you.

Request an appointment online or call us at (661) 213-3310. The offices of Innovative Eye Care are located at 4903 Calloway, Ste 101, Bakersfield, CA 93312.

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My husband and I love Innovative Eye Care . Dr. Cheree is wonderful and her staff are so kind. The young lady that helps with picking out the perfect glasses for your face type is so helpful.

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