What Can You Expect from Contact Lens Fitting?
Contact lenses improve our vision without getting in our way. Here at Lamorinda Optometry, we can provide the contact lenses that you will need. Visit our office in Lafayette, CA, if you’re interested in getting contact lenses sometime soon.
Of course, you cannot just purchase a set of contact lenses the moment you walk into the clinic. Just like with glasses, you need to find the lenses that perfectly suit the current condition of your eyes.
You will have to go through a contact lens fitting before you can get the contact lenses that will improve your vision. Learn more about what that process entails by reading the rest of this article.
The Process of Contact Lens Fitting
More often than not, the process of contact lens fitting begins with you having a conversation with your optometrist. During that conversation, you can tell your optometrist about what you want your contact lenses to ideally be. If you have any preferences in mind, now is the time to bring them up.
As long as your preferences are reasonable, a professional who specializes in optometry should be able to find the contact lenses that suit you best.
You still won’t get your contact lenses at this point. Optometry is all about maintaining overall eye health so your optometrist won’t be content to just provide lenses that can improve your vision. They also want to make sure that your new contact lenses are comfortable.
Your optometrist will likely take measurements to ensure that your new lenses fit you properly.
With your preferences and measurements accounted for, the optometrist can now provide the right contact lenses for you. Once the lenses are ready, your eye doctor can teach you how to wear them properly. The optometrist will also provide tips related to contact lens maintenance.
What Can You Expect After the Contact Lens Fitting?
Now that the contact lenses are in your possession, you should start wearing them as often as you can. Get a good feel for them and evaluate how well they enhance your vision.
Hopefully, the contact lenses are working as intended. Unfortunately, that may not always be the case.
That’s why optometrists often tell their patients to come back for follow-up consultations. If you are experiencing any issues with your new contact lenses, you can bring them up the next time you visit your eye doctor.
They can take your feedback and give you new contact lenses that fit you better. Also, feel free to check in with the optometrist yourself even if they didn’t tell you to return for a follow-up examination.
Get Your Personalized Contact Lenses Today
We at Lamorinda Optometry are ready to provide the contact lenses you need. Visit our Lafayette, CA, office today or give us a call at (925) 283-8502 so you can get the fitting process started.