Contact Lens Fittings
After reviewing the curvature of your cornea, and assessing your ocular health, our optometrists will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for contact lenses. If you are, the next step is to choose a type of contact lens that is most suitable to your eyes.
Contact Lens Types
Our clinic primarily deals with soft contact lenses, although some cases will require patients to wear rigid/hard lenses. The technology in soft lenses today has resulted in higher parameters that will fit more patients than ever before, including patients with astigmatism, and presbyopia (patients who need reading glasses). Monthly, bi-weekly, and daily lenses are all available and newer products come out every year.
Contact Lens Teach:
Most first-time contact lens wearers have trouble inserting their lenses by themselves. We offer a contact lens teach to get you started on the right path. Often the most difficult part for first-time wearers, the teach can last 30 minutes or longer, and some patients require several visits with us before they learn how to insert them. After some practice, most patients are able to insert and remove their contacts easily. It is also important for contact lens wearers to go over how to properly clean and store their contact lenses in order to avoid infection.
Contact Lens Follow-Up Exams
Patients generally need a follow-up exam after wearing their new lenses for some time to assess whether or not there is any reaction to the lens material or solution over long-term use. Occasionally, contact lens complications can present themselves after prolonged wear, and this makes it even more important for contact lens wearers to see their optometrist regularly.