Contact lenses are a convenient way to improve your vision. If you’re used to wearing eyeglasses and are interested in transitioning to contact lenses, you might be curious about what happens during a contact lens fitting session. In this post, your trusted optometrist, NOVA Vision Center, explains what to expect.
Getting the Proper Lenses
Your eye doctor will start by asking you basic questions about your eye health such as how you’re feeling and what problems you’re encountering. They may also ask about your lifestyle because this will impact what kind of contact lenses would work best for you. Afterward, your eye doctor will show you several lens options.
These could include disposable lenses which you can change every day, or monthly. Also, they may recommend soft contacts or rigid gas permeable lenses. It’s worth mentioning to your eye doctor if you have pre-existing conditions such as astigmatism or dry eye syndrome so that they can adjust their lens selection for you.
Fine Tuning and Adjustments
Next, your doctor will take your eye measurements using a keratometer or a corneal topographer to measure your corneal curvature. The doctor will also measure your pupils, irises and ability to produce tears. Once all the measurements are complete, your eye doctor will create a prescription for you that includes the lens power, shape for your eyes and diameter. Wait for a follow-up notification and you can enjoy your new pair of contact lenses.
If you’re looking for quality contact lenses, look no further than Nova Vision Center. We take pride in helping patients improve their vision and their lives. Call us at (703) 578-3600 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve customers in Arlington and Falls Church, VA.