Contact Lenses

A contact lens fitting is a comprehensive process conducted by an eye care professional to determine the most appropriate contact lenses for your eyes. The fitting process involves several steps to ensure that the lenses fit comfortably and provide clear vision while maintaining the health of your eyes. Here's what a contact lens fitting typically includes:

  1. Eye Examination: Before fitting contact lenses, your eyecare professional will perform a thorough eye examination to assess the health of your eyes. This examination checks for any underlying eye conditions or issues that might affect your ability to wear contact lenses comfortably.
  2. Measurement of Eye Parameters: Your eyecare provider will measure various parameters of your eyes, including the curvature of your corneas, the size of your pupils, and the diameter of your irises. These measurements help determine the appropriate size and type of contact lenses for your eyes.
  3. Prescription: If you need vision correction, your eyecare professional will determine the specific prescription for your contact lenses, which may differ from your glasses prescription. This prescription ensures that the lenses correct your vision accurately.
  4. Lens Selection: Based on your eye measurements, prescription, and other factors (such as your lifestyle and preferences), your eyecare professional will select a type of contact lens that suits your needs. There are various types, including soft lenses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, multifocal lenses, and more.
  5. Trial Lenses: You will likely be provided with trial contact lenses to try on. These lenses are typically worn for a brief period during your fitting appointment to assess their comfort and fit.
  6. Instruction and Training: Your eyecare professional will teach you how to insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses properly. Proper hygiene and lens care are crucial to maintain eye health and extend the life of your lenses.
  7. Follow-up Appointments: After trying the trial lenses, you may need to schedule follow-up appointments to evaluate the fit, comfort, and vision quality provided by the lenses. Adjustments may be made based on your feedback and any issues you encounter.
  8. Final Prescription: Once the fitting process is complete, and you and your eye care professional are satisfied with the fit and vision provided by the contact lenses, you will receive a final contact lens prescription. This prescription will specify the lens brand, type, and parameters.
  9. Lens Supply: You can then purchase the recommended contact lenses, and your eye care provider will provide instructions on how frequently you should replace them.

It's important to follow your eyecare professional's recommendations and attend regular follow-up appointments to ensure that your contact lenses continue to provide clear vision and maintain the health of your eyes. If you experience any discomfort or vision problems while wearing contact lenses, contact your eye care provider promptly for evaluation and potential adjustments.