What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

For many people, contact lenses are a better option than being forced to wear glasses all the time. Contact lenses can provide a sense of self-confidence, change your looks, and make it easier to see while doing tasks that would be difficult to complete while wearing a pair of glasses.

Before your optometrist will order contacts for you, several things need to happen. A diagnostic contact lens exam will be required which begins with a medical eye examination.

The Medical Eye Exam

Your eye doctor will examine your eyes to ensure they are healthy enough for you to be wearing contacts. Once this step is completed, your optometrist will do a diagnostic contact lens examination.

The Diagnostic Contact Lens Exam

You and your doctor will determine during this examination if you want disposable daily-wear contact lenses or ones that you can wear long, including overnight. Some people prefer to purchase contact lenses that not only help their vision but can change up their eye color. Your eye doctor will also explain the differences between a gas-permeable rigid contact lens and soft contact lenses. Also, if you need bifocal or modern multifocal lenses, you and your doctor will choose which option is the best fit for you.

One Size Does Not Fit All!

When it comes to contact lenses, one size does not fit all. Your eye doctor will need to determine the shape that your contact lenses will need to be to fit properly over your cornea. If your lens is too steep or too flat, it can cause not only discomfort for you but can cause damage to your eye. Proper measurements are taken by your optometrist to guarantee that the contact lenses you receive will be created with the correct curvature, size, and design for your eyes.

Call Christenson Vision Care Today!

If you are looking for a staff that specializes in optometry to fit you with the best contact lenses according to your needs, visit (715) 381-1234 in Hudson, WI, today.

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