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Arkansas Eye Site

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800 Professional Acres Dr.
Jonesboro, AR 72401 4340
Phone: (870) 333-1087
Fax: (870) 333-1088

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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 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
  • 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.

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.

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.

Gas permeable lenses are a good solution for patients who suffer from GPC or Keratoconus. A GP lens will limit protein deposits from accumulating which will reduce GPC symptoms. It is also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.

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.

Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lenses can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.

Medicated eye drops can be an effective solution for dealing with dry eyes. They will lubricate eyes enough to make contact lenses more bearable, although a punctal occlusion also must be done to plug the ducts in some extreme cases. GPC symptoms can also be lessened through medicated eye drops. They flush out protein deposits and reduce inflammation.

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I love the friendly atmosphere and knowing I get the best care possible. When I have an emergency I know with one call I can get in to be seen.

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Jonesboro, AR

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Jonesboro

Arkansas Eye Site
800 Professional Acres Dr.
Jonesboro, AR 72401 4340
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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed


Marked Tree

Arkansas Eye Site
116 Nathan Street
Marked Tree, AR 72365
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  • Phone: 870-358-2236
  • Fax: 870-333-1088

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Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Tuesday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Wednesday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Thursday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Friday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Osceola

Arkansas Eye Site
102 Plantation Drive
Osceola, AR 72370
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  • Phone: 870-563-3596

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Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Tuesday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Wednesday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Thursday 8-12pm 1-5pm
Friday 8-12pm -
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
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