Contact Lens Fitting
A contact lens fitting is essential for clear vision and eye health.
A lens that fits poorly can lead to discomfort, swelling, inflammation, infection, and other problems that could cause permanent damage to the eye.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting?
During a contact lens fitting, you and your doctor will work together to determine the best contact lenses for your needs.
Several things will happen during this appointment:
- We will discuss your contact lens type preferences and options
- Measuring your cornea, iris, and pupil
- The doctor will determine the overall health of your eyes
- You’ll learn how to insert, remove and care for contact lenses
- We will give you a test pair of contact lenses to wear for a trial period
Following Up After A Contact Lens Fitting
We provide instructions on determining if your trial set of contact lenses works for you. During the next week or so, try to:
- Note any vision changes. Has your vision improved?
- Observe both your short and long-distance vision clarity
- Determine if your lenses are comfortable
- Is anything odd going on? (Is the lens getting displaced easily?)
You can report your experience wearing the trial pair of contact lenses at your next ophthalmologist visit. If changes are needed, you’ll get a second contact lens fitting with a new set of trial contact lenses. The process will repeat until both you and your ophthalmologist are satisfied that the lenses are a good fit.
Need an Updated Prescription?
Do you need an updated prescription, or are you not sure if you need corrective lenses? In addition to offering a large selection of contact lenses, our skilled clinicians also provide comprehensive eye exams.