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Hard-to-Fit Contacts

Even Challenging Eyes Can Wear 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 and Other Corneal Deformities
  • Post-Refractive Surgery and Post-Corneal Graft
  • 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.  People who struggle with allergies or do not discard their contacts as often as they should are more prone to developing GPC.

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.

Post-Refractive Surgery: When people receive refractive surgery or receive a corneal transplant, the shape of their cornea is permanently altered and standard soft contact lenses no longer fit properly.

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.

Astigmatism: 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.  Toric lenses need to be fit properly to prevent “ghosting” or fluctuating vision.

Dry eyes: Artificial tears, omega three fatty acid supplements, and medicated eye drops can all be effective solutions for dealing with dry eyes. They can make contact lenses significantly more comfortable.  Punctual occlusion may also be needed in some extreme cases to keep the tears on the eyes by plugging the ducts.  Discuss your dry eye symptoms with your doctor to determine which treatment protocol will be most effective for you.

GPC: Daily lenses are ideal for patients who suffer from GPC because the lenses never have the opportunity to acquire enough protein and lipid deposits to cause GPC.  Usually patients will need to have their GPC medically treated before they can resume contact lens wear.

Keratoconus and Other Corneal Deformities: Hybrid or gas permeable (GP) lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from Keratoconus and other corneal deformities. A hybrid or GP lens will restore a spherical shape to bulging  or otherwise deformed cornea and provide significantly better vision than glasses or soft contacts.

Post-Refractive Surgery and Post-Corneal Graft: Custom soft, hybrid, and gas permeable lenses can be made to fit a cornea that has been surgically altered.  A topographical map is taken of the cornea and a unique new lens is created to fit it.  It’s like having a custom glove made for your hand.

Presbyopia: Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia where one eye is fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.  The brain automatically knows which eye to use for which viewing distance.  Your eye doctor will be able to help you determine which option is best for you.

Hours & Location

Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Thomas Malinski Avatar
    Thomas Malinski
    6/19/2020 - Google

    Dr. Januskey did a fantastic job fitting me with special contacts for my keratoconus. Her work helped return my life to normal. I would absolutely recommend Precision Eye Care to anybody searching for an eye doctor.

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    Thomas Malinski
    6/13/2020 - Google

    Dr. Januskey did a fantastic job fitting me with special contacts for my keratoconus. Her work helped return my life to normal. I would absolutely recommend Precision Eye Care to anybody searching for an eye doctor.

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    Francisco Lauzurique
    6/12/2020 - Google

    They are very professional and efficient. Great work explaining what you need and what is best. Will definitely be back.

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    Francisco Lauzurique
    6/10/2020 - Google

    They are very professional and efficient. Great work explaining what you need and what is best. Will definitely be back.

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    Panshu Zhao
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Very good Eye Clinic.I have been wearing glasses for 20 years and no one told me why I have been constantly feeling dizzy.It's until I went to this place and figured out why!Highly recommended! Dr. Lisa is great!

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    Caitlin Harness
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Quick response time! I texted early on Saturday morning with a question and they almost immediately responded to help me.

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    Panshu Zhao
    4/21/2020 - Google

    Very good Eye Clinic.
    I have been wearing glasses for 20 years and no one told me why I have been constantly feeling dizzy.
    It's until I went to this place and figured out why!

    Highly recommended! Dr. Lisa is great!

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    Bobbie Dabs
    4/16/2020 - Google

    I was a first time patient recently had a great overall experience. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable customer service excellent I appreciate when I call them it's a direct line and not some lousy automated system spoke with Kyler great... read more

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    Robert Healing
    4/16/2020 - Google

    I was a first time patient recently had a great overall experience. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable customer service excellent I appreciate when I call them it's a direct line and not some lousy automated system spoke with Kyler great... read more

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    La Chicharra A
    3/29/2020 - Google

    Awesome place and friendly environment, Dr Januskey is very professional and amazing!!! Love this place.

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    Keith Combrink
    3/20/2020 - Google

    Knowledgeable doctor who spent time to get my prescription right

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    Miranda Seigler
    3/19/2020 - Google

    Still the best place for your vision needs! Love Dr. Janusky and her team!

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    Einat Morpurgo
    3/18/2020 - Google

    The whole team in precision eye care are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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    Joyce Adams
    3/17/2020 - Google

    Great experience

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    Samantha Gephardt
    3/08/2020 - Google

    Wonderful! So helpful & so many options for glasses. Staff is nice and very helpful!

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    Kimberly Holloway
    3/01/2020 - Google

    Very friendly staff! Doctor was very informative and nice. Great facility! Highly recommended!

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    Miranda Seigler
    3/01/2020 - Google

    Best eye care I've had thus far. Hope to never go anywhere else.Back again for 2020! I won't go anywhere else! Staff is friendly and helpful! Dr. Januskey is the best!

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    Sandra Harnden
    2/14/2020 - Google

    I was so nervous for my 4-year olds first eye exam, but Dr. Lisa and staff were absolutely amazing. They were super friendly and helped my daughter be able to be examined with a calm and upbeat demeanor. Dr.... read more

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    Katherine Young
    2/11/2020 - Google

    The staff is super friendly and helpful! Dr. Janusky takes the time to go over information with you and let’s you ask however many questions you need. She truly cares about her patients’ wellbeing!

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    Aaron Besly
    2/11/2020 - Google

    Dr. Tran and the team was fantastic! They were super helpful, really friendly, and made this the easiest optometrist visit I've ever had!!

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    Jaime Edwards
    2/04/2020 - Google

    Great experience

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    Lauren Prescott
    2/04/2020 - Google

    We had a wonderful experience here today purchasing glasses for my 4 year old. The staff was extremely helpful and we got a great deal and on frames and lenses. Thank you Precision Eye Care!

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    redbarron77
    2/04/2020 - Google

    The staff and Doctor were extremely professional, and very helpful.Even though we went elsewhere to purchase glasses, they had an exceptional selection of glasses and frames, the staff were pleasant to work with and gave us our prescriptions without any... read more

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    Candice Dennis
    2/04/2020 - Google

    Very professional staff and I really like Dr.Tran. He was friendly and took time to answer all of my questions.

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    2/03/2020 - Google

    The staff and Doctor were extremely professional, and very helpful.

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    Samantha Hernandez
    1/28/2020 - Google

    Everyone was super helpful throughout my visit :)

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    Markus Cantú-Olivarez
    1/21/2020 - Google

    My wife and I love coming to Precision Eye Care. We both see Dr. Lisa Januskey and always have a great friendly experience. All the employees are very attentive and kind. I had my first experience purchasing eyeglasses from here... read more

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    Nancy Butner
    1/15/2020 - Google

    Precision Eye Care provided my husband, who has amblyopia and strabismus and cataract-lens replacements, the most comprehensive glasses-prescription exam he has ever received! I highly recommend this service provider

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    Paul Hernandez
    1/13/2020 - Google

    Great experience with the staff and doctors at Precision Eye Care. Dr. Tran took the time to thoroughly explain everything. And the staff showed great regard and care in our interactions. Thanks!

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    Caleb Truax
    1/13/2020 - Google

    Great place! Friendly staff, quick appointments and fair pricing. Happy customer for three plus years.