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What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

Contacts are a great option to correct your vision without the hassle of having to wear glasses. Contact lenses are also wonderful in the fact that they are flexible, meaning you can wear them every day, just for special occasions or events, or only on the weekends.

If you have made the decision to obtain your first pair of contact lenses, it is extremely important that they fit your eyes properly and that you choose the best option for you and your lifestyle. This means you need to make an appointment with your optometrist.

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam Before Contacts

It is important to have a regular eye exam but especially important before you obtain contact lenses. Your eye doctor will check for any eye health issues along with the general health of your eyes and the quality of vision. You can discuss with your eye doctor at your appointment that you want to obtain contact lenses and the staff will set up a contact lens consultation.

The Contact Lens Consultation

At your contact lens consultation, your eye doctor will discuss your lifestyle and health considerations that could impact which type of contacts will be best for you and your situation. Some options to consider are whether you would want daily disposable lenses or monthly disposable lenses and soft versus rigid gas permeable lenses. Eye conditions can dictate which type of lenses will be best for you, such as dry eye syndrome, so you need to listen to the recommendation of your optometrist in special cases like this one.

Contact Lens Fitting Appointment

At your contact lens fitting appointment, your eye doctor will take measurements so that your contact lenses will fit properly. To ensure your contacts fit the curve of your eye properly, your eye doctor will measure the curvature of your cornea. He or she will also measure your pupil or iris and determine if you suffer from dry eye syndrome.

Call Ritz & Johnson Today!

After your contacts are ordered, you can relax and look forward to becoming a contact wearer in a week or two. To get started on your journey, call Ritz & Johnson in Ocala, FL to set up your initial appointment today!

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