Evaluation and Fitting of Contact Lenses
If you currently wear contact lenses, thinking about trying contact lenses, or have not been satisfied with contact lenses in the past, the advancements in contact lens materials and designs have allowed almost anyone to wear contact lenses more comfortably and with better vision. Whether it is time to upgrade your current contact lenses into this new technology, try contacts for the first time, or give them another try, now is the best time!
First, a Comprehensive Eye Exam
Before being evaluated for contact lenses, a comprehensive eye exam needs to be performed. During this exam our eye doctor will determine your prescription for corrective lenses. Our eye doctor will then evaluate your overall ocular health to identify any potential eye health problems or issues that may interfere with successful contact lens wear. After your comprehensive eye exam and if our eye doctor determines your are a good candidate for contact lenses, the next step is a contact lens consultation and fitting.
Consultation to Explore Contact Lens Options
With the vast number of contact lens options available today, a consultation with our eye doctor to discuss your lifestyle and goals for wearing contact lenses will help determine the most successful options for you. Whether you are looking to replace your contact lenses daily or wear them overnight, the recent advancements in contact lenses are allowing a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. With most people choosing soft contact lenses because of their comfort and convenience, rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses may also be an option.
All the details of contact lenses will be discussed during the consultation phase. Once you and our eye doctor have determined the best option of contact lenses for your lifestyle, the next step is to take precise measurements of your eyes to allow for a proper fit of the contact lenses.
Measurements for Contact Lenses
Given that our eyes come in all different sizes and shapes, one contact lens size does not fit all eyes. If the curvature of a contact lens is too flat or too steep for your eye's shape, you may experience discomfort or even cause damage to your eye. Our eye doctor will perform the proper measurements to determine the best contact lens size and design for your eyes.
Fitting of Contact Lenses
Trial contact lenses are placed on the eye to confirm that the best options in type and design are correct for your eyes. If the vision, comfort, and fit are all doing well, then you will be given instructions on how to care for your lenses and how long to wear them. In addition, you will be shown and taught how to handle, apply, and remove your new contact lenses. A contact lens follow-up exam will then be scheduled.
Contact Lens Follow-Up Exams
A contact lens follow-up examination is needed to confirm the lenses you chose are fitting your eyes properly and that your eyes are able to tolerate contact lens wear. Contact lens follow-up examinations play a crucial role in fully evaluating your eyes for contact lenses. On the rare occasion that contact lenses are causing an issue, your follow-up examination will allow our eye doctor to detect any early signs that may preclude an issue. If such warning signs are evident during your follow-up visit, several things may be recommended to alleviate any issues such as trying a different lens or lens material, using a different lens care method, or by simply adjusting your contact lens wearing time. After confirming the fitting of the trial contact lenses is successful, a contact lens presciption may be finalized. At this point we will be able to go ahead and order a supply of contacts for you.
Please call (480) 991-0509 to schedule your contact lens exam with Optics today!
Optics of Scottsdale
20301 N. Hayden Road | Suite 100 | Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480) 991-0509 | Fax: (480) 419-9515
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