Contact Lens Fittings
What to expect at a contact lens fitting?
There are many factors that go into choosing the best contact lens for each individual patient, which is why it’s so important to schedule a contact lens fitting with your Theia Optik Optician before you switch from eyeglasses to lenses.
This appointment will allow your optician to:
- Determine the right contact lens for you
- Measure the curvature of your cornea to determine the right contact lens size for you
- Advise on which type of lens (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) will best fit your lifestyle
- Determine which type of lens material will work best for you
Comprehensive Contact Lens Fittings in Theia Optik.
At our shop, our team of highly experienced opticians can assess your lifestyle, eye health, and other factors to determine which type of contact lens is right for you. During the contact lens fitting, they can advise on how to put in and take out your lenses, and how to take care of them, to lower your risk of developing any infections and ensure your vision always stays clear.
What to Expect From a Contact Lens Fitting?
If you are thinking about getting contact lenses, the first step you will need to take is to have a comprehensive eye exam from an Optometrist. During this appointment, your eye doctor will determine your prescription and ensure that your eyes are healthy enough to wear contacts. After the exam, you will need a contact lens fitting from a Theia Optician.
This will give your optician all the information necessary to prescribe the right contacts for you. Here’s what you can expect from the appointment:
1. Discussion of Lens Preferences and Options
During the contact lens fitting, your optician will ask you about your lifestyle, as this will help them figure out which type of lenses are best for you. There are many options available, including:
- Soft contact lenses
- Extended wear contact lenses
- Disposable contact lenses
For patients with harder to fit eyes, your optician may suggest yearly lenses.
2. Taking Measurements
Your optician will then take measurements of your eyes to ensure you find the best fitting contact lenses for your specific needs. These will include:
- Measurements to check the curve and diameter you will need in your lenses
- Measurements of your pupil and iris
Contact lenses typically sit directly on the cornea, which is why it’s so important that the measurements of your contact lenses are 100 percent accurate, to ensure a comfortable and healthy fit.
3. Contact Lens Instruction
Once your optician has determined the best type of lenses for you, they will then show you how to put in your contact lenses and take them out safely. During this appointment, you will also learn how to care for your contacts properly.
This is important because proper contact lens care will:
- Lower your risk of infection
- Help you avoid any discomfort, redness, or irritation
- Keep your vision clear
- Ensure you enjoy optimal eye health
Contact lenses are a convenient and easy way to correct your vision, but they are medical devices that need to be treated with care. Looking after your lenses properly will ensure your eyes aren’t at risk of developing infections.