Charlotte Contact Lens Institute

“Difficult to Fit” Eyes

“Difficult to Fit” Eyes

With the Experience of Our Doctors, No Eye Is Too Difficult to Fit

Improving Vision in
"Difficult to Fit" Eyes

Specialty Contacts Offer an Excellent Chance of Improved Vision

Most of the patients that are seen at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute have what some people might call “difficult to fit” eyes, and “difficult to fit” is the reason Charlotte Contact Lens Institute was established! A large portion of our patients are referred from other optometrists and ophthalmologists who trust us to care for their patients that have more unique vision requirements.

Charlotte Contact Lens Institute thrives with “difficult to fit” eyes, because we allow the time to adequately understand the situation, explore all possible scenarios, and make recommendations on treatment options.

Where else can you get 1-2 hours of one-on-one with the doctor during an initial exam? In addition to longer than usual examinations, and a dedication to excellent customer service, Charlotte Contact Lens Institute has specific and unique pieces of equipment that are designed to collect 240,000 data points on the shape of the eye.

Why Have I Been Told My Eyes are Difficult to Fit?

Sometimes there is an eye condition (such as keratoconus) that causes difficulty in achieving ideal vision. However, other times a patient might have been told that they have “difficult to fit” eyes because there is a combination of conditions and/or issues that are present. As an example, a patient may have a small corneal scar in their periphery, moderate dry eye which is causing inflammation and irritation, and steeper than normal corneas. Together these conditions combine to create a situation where, at a minimum, it’s very difficult to achieve excellent vision with traditional contacts or glasses.

Why Choose Charlotte Contact Lens Institute
for “Difficult to Fit” Eyes?

The Team

The team at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute are experts in correcting vision for patients where crisp vision has proven elusive. What some may call “difficult to fit” is our typical patient.

Advanced Technology

Our office is one of a few practices in the country that is equipped with the Pentacam AXL Wave and Optovue Solix OCT, which greatly aid in the design of complex custom specialty contacts.

Unlimited Answers

We allow for enough time for thorough comprehensive exams, and plenty of time for answering questions. No rushing in and out here.

We Focus on Unique Eyes

Our office is equipped to offer advanced specialty contact lenses to individuals who require tailored and custom-designed solutions.

Access to the Doctor

Our doctors are available to answer questions you have after your exam, and will make sure you have the information needed in order to ensure the best possible outcome.


We keep our overhead costs low and offer very competitive prices as a result. We have monthly payment options available and also accept CareCredit™, HSA, & FSA.



Our doctors are nationally recognized for their expertise in utilizing specialty contact lenses, and a common use of these advanced lenses is to correct vision in individuals who have been told their eyes are “difficult to fit”. Our doctors have focused their career on the latest applications and options for fitting specialty contact lenses and they regularly present to other doctors at both local and national meetings.

In most situations there are options available which provide optimized vision, even in the most unique or advanced situations. During an initial comprehensive exam, the doctor will discuss all available options, including the use of scleral contact lenses for correcting vision in eyes which are difficult to correct.

One of the benefits of visiting Charlotte Contact Lens Institute is the amount of one-on-one time with the doctor, which allows for plenty of time to ask questions and evaluate all options.