Tens of millions of people wear contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lenses are made from a variety of plastics and, when used as directed, are a safe, convenient, and effective alternative to eyeglasses. Contacts are available in hard or soft varieties, with most contact-lens wearers in the U.S. choosing soft lenses. Contact lenses can be daily-wear soft lenses, extended-wear lenses, or disposable. TORIC brand lenses provide a soft-lens option for patients diagnosed with a slight to moderate astigmatism.
Customized Contact Fitting
While some patients can’t wear contacts, the majority of people tolerate contact lenses very well. We will skillfully determine your prescription and help you decide what type of contacts are best suited to your needs. If you decide to go with contact lenses, corneal topography is performed to establish the shape of your cornea. We then give you a pair of trial lenses to confirm the fit, visual acuity, and comfort.
Why Contact Lens Fitting is Necessary
- Fitting of contact lenses is a complex process that must consider numerous variables to achieve a proper fit. Among others, these variables include your prescription and the curvature of your cornea.
- A well-fitting contact lens provides the wearer with excellent vision and is both comfortable and durable. However, poorly-fitting contacts can cause discomfort and possibly endanger your eyesight!
In addition to the examination, contact-lens fitting includes:
- Automated refraction
- Care instructions
- Corneal topography
- Evaluation of the tear film
- Training insertion and removal of contact lens
- Trial fitting of contacts
- Visual acuity test
- Trial lenses
We will teach you how to insert, remove, and care for your lenses. You will wear the trial lenses home to see if the lenses are right for you. If you decide the lenses aren’t working for you, for whatever reason, we will work with you to find the lenses that are just right for you.
How Long can I wear my contacts?
While most health insurances will cover all or most of the cost of your standard eye exam, a contact-lens fitting examination is not typically covered by most health insurance plans.
Please call our staff at 609-587-2020 to schedule your comprehensive eye exam or if you have any questions regarding your glasses & contacts.