During a contact lens fitting, you and your Optometrist will work together to determine the best contact lenses for your needs.
Several things will happen during this appointment:
You’ll discuss your preferences for the various types of lenses; colored, hard, soft, daily wear, disposable, monthly wear, etc.
Your ophthalmologist will inform you about your options based on your preferences
Your eye measurements will be taken. This includes measuring the diameter and curvature of your corneas, and the measurement of your iris and pupil in each eye.
The ophthalmologist will determine the overall health of your eyes
You’ll be instructed how to insert, remove and care for lenses if they are new to you
You’ll be given a test pair of contact lenses to wear for a trial period
Following Up After A Contact Lens Fitting
After your contact lens fitting, you’ll leave with instructions to pay attention to how well your trial set of contact lenses is working for you.
During the next week or so, try to:
Note vision changes. Try to notice how well your vision is improved when you wear the lenses, as well as any shortcomings.
Practice short and long-term vision. Notice how well you can see in the distance, mid-distance, and up close. Can you read highway signs and see across the street from your house? Can you see the TV clearly? Are you able to read comfortably and work on hobbies that require close-up vision?
Determine if the lenses are comfortable. Are your eyes feeling dry and irritated with the lenses in? Or are they so comfortable you forget you’re wearing them?
Note any oddities. Are the lenses becoming displaced frequently and are they resting where they should on your cornea?
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 Optometrist are satisfied that the lenses are a good fit.
When you need new contact lenses, or an updated contact lens prescription, contact your Optometrist at Kellis Eye & Laser Center to schedule an appointment.