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5505 Edmondson Pike Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone: 615-331-8688
Fax: 615-457-8964

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Hard to Fit Contacts

Hard-to-Fit 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 contract 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:
•    Keratoconus
•    High Astigmatism
•    Post-surgical corneas
•    Dry Eyes
•    Presbyopia

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.

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 contacts cannot account for the bulging.
Post-Surgical Corneas:  These are eyes that have had corneal surgeries or injuries that leave the corneal surface highly irregular.

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 the eye.

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.  
New advances in both rigid and soft contact lenses have made it possible to correct vision in even the most challenging cases.  Examples of the latest innovations in contact lenses are scleral lenses, custom toric lenses, multifocal or bifocal contacts and hybrid lenses combining the benefits of rigid and soft contacts.

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Welcome!

At Nashville Eye Group, we are committed to using the latest technology available in order to provide the highest quality eye care. We specialize in providing the most advanced products in the industry. From infants to seniors, we are able to provide for all your eye care needs. We promise you will be treated like family.

This website was created for you, our patients. In it you can find just about anything you want to know about your eyes and our practice. We hope you find it very helpful.

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am5:00pm
Thursday7:00am5:00pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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5505 Edmondson Pike Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37211
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