Contact Lens Exams
For many people, contact lenses provide greater convenience and more satisfying vision correction than eyeglasses. Here’s what’s involved in a typical contact lens exam and fitting:
- Step 1: Comprehensive Eye Exam
If all looks good during your eye exam, the next step is a contact lens consultation.
- Step 2: Contact Lens Consultation and Fitting
- During the consultation, we discuss your lifestyle and vision needs. These both help us to determine which type of lenses are best for you. (Click here for more on contact lenses.)
- We then take detailed measurements of your eyes. These measurements, along with lifestyle and vision needs, are used to determine the best contact lens size and design for your eyes.
After the consultation and fitting, you’ll be given the prescription. If you are a new contact lens wearer, you may also be scheduled for a follow-up visit to confirm fit and comfort.
Regardless of how often or how long you wear your contact lenses, your eyes should be examined at least once a year to make sure your eyes are continuing to tolerate contact lens wear and show no signs of ill effects from the lenses.