Contact Lens Fitting
Contact lenses are worn directly on your eyes to correct your vision . While giving you a more natural look, they also give you a wider field of vision than with glasses.
They are ideal for sports and outdoor activities, since they give you the freedom of movement. They don’t get dirty or scratched and once you are wearing them , you will not leave them behind. You can even change the color of your eyes by wearing coloured contact lenses.
You can use contacts occasionally or all the time. Just make sure, you have back up glasses. Children who are disciplined enough to use contacts responsibly, can wear them as young as 8.
If you have never used contact lenses before, you should see an eye doctor first for a thorough eye exam. You will receive the most up-to-date prescription and your eyes will be checked for any conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.
A contact lens prescription is not the same as your glasses prescription.
Contact lenses come in different shapes, materials and strengths. A good fitting is important because it will ensure the most comfortable wear.
Contact lenses can be grouped by
- Daily disposables
- Bi-weekly disposables
- Monthly disposables
2. Lens types:
- Spherical (for nearsightedness or farsightedness)
- Torical (for astigmatism)
- Multifocal (If you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of reading glasses or bifocal eyeglasses)
- Colored contact lenses
- Soft contact lenses (these are the disposable lenses)
- Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses (hard contact lenses) (they are custom-made to fit perfectly)
When you book an appointment for a contact lens fitting, we will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle and the shape and health of your eyes. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam, if you have a common prescription.
We will teach you proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. We continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of your eyes and lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.