Contact Lenses for the "Hard-to-Fit" Patient

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At Health Today, we understand that not all patients have an easy time wearing contact lenses due to various eye shapes, conditions, or post-surgical outcomes. Our Health Today team is committed to providing d contact lens fittings for those considered "hard-to-fit." Whether you're dealing with dry eyes, astigmatism, keratoconus, or have undergone LASIK surgery, we have a range of options designed to offer comfortable and effective contact lens wear. Our Health Today optometrists are equipped with the knowledge and resources to identify the best contact lens solutions tailored to your unique needs.


  • Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses: For those with Dry Eye Syndrome, Health Today offers lenses made from materials that help retain moisture, including daily disposables and gas permeable (GP) lenses that minimize dryness and discomfort.
  • Toric Lenses for Astigmatism: Our toric lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism, providing a stable and clear vision. We ensure a precise fit to prevent lens rotation, a common issue for astigmatic patients.
  • Contact Lenses for Keratoconus and GPC: For conditions like Keratoconus and Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC), we recommend rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses or specially designed soft lenses to reduce irritation and improve vision clarity.
  • Post-Surgical Contact Lenses: Patients who've undergone LASIK or other refractive surgeries and experience residual vision issues may benefit from our custom-fit RGPs or soft lenses designed to address post-surgical challenges.

Did You Know Alberta Health Care Covers Eye Exams?

Ages 0-18: AHS covers one annual eye exam for all children. Additional coverage for medical needs is possible; speak with your optometrist for more.
Ages 19-64: Eye exams are not covered, but check with your insurance or our visit us at Health Today for possible billing options.
Ages 65+: AHS covers one annual eye exam, with potential additional coverage for specific medical conditions; speak with your optometrist for more.
Note: Urgent eye care and infections are covered*; no referral is needed. 
*Confirm any additional costs with our Optometrist before the appointment.


Health Today's approach to fitting contact lenses for hard-to-fit patients involves a comprehensive eye examination, detailed measurement of the eye's surface, and a personalized consultation to discuss your lifestyle and vision needs. We explore various lens options, including:

  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses: Offering excellent oxygen permeability, durability, and a custom fit that can accommodate a wide range of conditions.
  • Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses for Presbyopia: Providing solutions for patients over 40 who experience difficulty focusing on close objects, with options for both bifocal and multifocal designs to suit individual vision requirements.
  • Monovision and Multifocal Fitting Strategies: Tailoring fit strategies such as monovision or multifocal lenses to ensure comfortable and effective vision correction for near, intermediate, and distance vision.


Choosing Health Today means opting for a patient-focused approach to eye care, especially for those with unique contact lens needs. We're dedicated to exploring all available options to ensure you can enjoy the comfort and freedom of wearing contact lenses, regardless of any eye conditions or challenges you may face.

Health Today's commitment extends beyond the initial fitting, with follow-up care to ensure your lenses continue to meet your vision needs and comfort expectations. Our Health Today optometrists stay informed about the latest advancements in contact lens technology, ensuring our patients benefit from the most up-to-date solutions.

Discover the difference personalized care can make for your vision. Contact Health Today for a consultation and take the first step towards comfortable, clear vision with contact lenses designed specifically for hard-to-fit patients.

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