Getting fitted for contact lenses requires additional tests and measurements. During this extended examination, the doctor will measure the outer size and shape of your eye (cornea). He will then fit contact lenses to your eyes to match the shape and prescription that you require to see properly and feel comfortable. New contact lens wearers will be trained on how to insert, remove, and care for the contact lenses in a session following the lens fit. Follow up visits will be scheduled according to each patients needs to monitor any health or vision changes that may occurred from contact lens use.
Contact lenses come in all prescriptions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and bifocal. Not all prescriptions are available in all types of contact lens materials, some patients will do better with soft contacts others will do better with gas permeable contacts. Patients with higher prescriptions have fewer options and require more expensive lenses. Special contact lens fits for irregular shaped eyes and post-surgical cases are also available, but will require extra time and fees. During the exam, the doctor will discuss which lenses are best for you and their cost.