Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts
Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a more 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 may need more specialized lenses for their specific vision problems. Dr. Shvartsman specializes in hard to fit cases and will patiently work with you to find the right option.

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

Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye has two curves creating an oval shape . It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because regular contacts cannot account for the two different curves. Two curved lenses or TORIC LENSES are used for these cases. If you have ever been told that you can not wear contacts because you have “too much astigmatism”, talk with Dr. Shvartsman. With today’s technology,there are very few patients she has not been able to fit satisfactorily.

Dry Eyes: Have you given up contacts due to dryness? When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions. The key is to treat the dry eye first and then be fitted with new lenses designed for those with dry eyes. Dr. Shvartsman especially likes to use DAILY DISPOSABLES for longer wearing time in her dry eye patients.

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. Again, DAILY DISPOSABLES are the best lens choice for allergy sufferers. Dr. Shvartsman will also work with you to treat your eye allergies effectively.

Keratoconus: Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease that happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape and creates irregular astigmatism. Glasses due not provide correction of irregular astigmatism but a RIGID GAS PERMEABLE LENSES OR SPECIALTY SOFT LENSES can provide a better visual outcome. Dr. Shvartsman has specialized corneal topography equipment that allows her to get the precise measurements needed for the correction of these misshaped corneas.

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. Dr. Shvartsman works with a variety of MULTIFOCAL LENSES and also uses a technique called MONOVIION to ensure that those over 40 can still wear contacts.