What Happens During Contact Lens Fitting?
Contact lens fitting is an important step when it comes to wearing contact lenses. It involves checking your eyes for abnormalities and assessing how well a pair of contacts will fit them.
At Niagara Eye Associates in the Greater Erie area, Ashtabula, Conneaut, Meadville, Jamestown, and Erie, PA, we have an experienced team of eye specialists that can help you through the process. Here's what you should expect during a contact lens fitting session:
A Comprehensive Eye Exam
During this eye care process, our optometrist will conduct a comprehensive eye exam, which includes measuring your eye's visual acuity, assessing their size and shape, determining the curvature of your cornea, and checking for any signs of allergies or infections. Remember, our optometrist has to make sure that a contact lens fits securely on your eyes before it is prescribed.
Measuring Your Pupil Distance
A Pupillary Distance (PD) is essential to get the right lenses for your eyes. Our optometrist will accurately measure the distance between your pupils to determine the most appropriate contact lens that will fit best. Then, we will advise you on the type of prescription glasses that are best for your eyes. During this step, we also ask that you provide us with your current prescription.
Choosing the Appropriate Contact Lens
Once one of our eye specialists has taken the necessary measurements, he or she will recommend the best lens type for you. Depending on your lifestyle and preferences, our optometrist may suggest daily disposable lenses, extended-wear contact lenses, or even colored contacts. We also want to note that not all contact lenses may be compatible with your vision needs and can provide guidance on those that may work best.
Trying New Lenses
The next stage involves trying new lenses in our office. Our ophthalmologist will observe how your eyes respond to the contacts and, if necessary, can suggest adjustments or alternate brands or types of lenses for better comfort and vision. Once you've tried the lenses, follow our ophthalmologist's instructions on proper lens care and make sure to visit us for regular checkups.
Final Adjustments and Care Instructions
Once you've tried the lenses and they fit correctly, our optometrist will provide the necessary care instructions on taking care of, wearing, and storing your lenses properly. Possible warning signs and symptoms of eye infection will also be reviewed at this time. Our optometrist may also recommend using a contact lens solution or lubricant that can help keep your lenses moist and comfortable.
Schedule Your Contact Lens Fitting Today
When it comes to your safety and comfort when wearing contact lenses, it is important to have a contact lens fitting, and our eye specialists are here to advise you throughout the process. At Niagara Eye Associates in the Greater Erie area, Ashtabula, Conneaut, Meadville, Jamestown, and Erie, PA, you can feel at ease knowing that our team of experienced optometrists is here to help and ensure the best possible outcome for your contact lens fitting.