Are you looking for some great Family Eye Care? An Optometrist at Fratto Optometry in Fairfield is here to help. Keep reading for more information about contact lens fittings & services.
Contact Lenses Exam
If you want to be fitted with contacts, first make an appointment for a contact lenses exam. Our optometrist will examine your eyes to make sure you do not have any underlying health conditions that need to be addressed. She will also check your vision to see if you qualify for hard to fit contact lenses.
Special Eye Conditions
There are specific eye conditions that may need hard to fit contact lenses. These conditions include astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, and presbyopia. Below is more information about these conditions.
Astigmatism is characterized by abnormal corneas or lenses, and causes blurry vision.
Dry eyes are when one or both eyes become extremely dry, which causes burning, irritation, blurry vision, and red eyes. Regular contact lenses can worsen dry eyes.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is a special type of conjunctivitis that is caused by inside part of the eyelid to become inflamed.
Keratoconus is when the cornea gets thinner and causes the eye to bulge forward. Presbyopia is when the eyes find it difficult to focus on objects that are nearby. This condition is common in people 40 years and older.
Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
There are several types of hard to fit contacts that can help people with the above conditions see clearly. These are rigid gas-permeable lenses, toric lenses, bifocal and multifocal lenses, and monovision lenses.
Rigid gas-permeable lenses will restrict the amount of protein that builds up on contacts, making them great for people with keratoconus or GPC. Toric lenses can help correct astigmatism. Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help patients with presbyopia see better. Monovision lenses also work for individuals with presbyopia. One lens is made to see far away while the other is used to see close up.
Make an Appointment
Make an appointment as soon as you can to get fitted with contact lenses. We are open weekends for your convenience.
Family Eye Care in Fairfield
Make an appointment today so our optometrist can fit you or a member of your family with hard to fit contacts. You can visit us at Fratto Optometry, 1350 Travis Blvd #1418A, Fairfield, CA 94533. You can also make an appointment with us over the phone by calling (707) 423-9390. We hope to see you soon!