What to Expect At A Contact Lens Fitting

What to Expect At A Contact Lens Fitting At Our Prescott Valley Eye Care, P.C. in Prescott Valley, AZ

If you ever had an eye exam, you probably have an idea of what happens during that appointment. However, you also need to know what to expect during a contact lens fitting. Prescott Valley Eye Care, P.C. in Prescott Valley, AZ explains the difference between fitting for contacts and glasses.

Can I Use My Eyeglass Prescription To Get My Contacts?

Since your contact lenses sit right on your eye surface instead of about 12 millimeters from your eyes, no you cannot. Your Prescott Valley optometrist needs to measure how well you can see both near and far according to your contact lenses instead of how you see through your glasses.

What Usually Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting?

Assuming you already had your initial eye exam, your contact lens fitting should consist of tests to determine what types of contacts you might need. Your eye doctor during this contact-specific exam will evaluate the following:

  • Eye surface shape and size – This will establish the kinds of contacts that would best fit. If you need custom fit lenses, this also could determine that.
  • Nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness tests – Evaluating the condition and shape of your cornea according to how far and how close you can see will help us fit you with contacts.
  • Tear production observation – Your Prescott Valley eye care specialist will find out how well you produce tears before prescribing your contacts.

Your Contact Lens Prescription

After your contact lens exam, we prescribe you a pair of contacts according to your needs and preferences. For instance, we have disposable and extended wear glasses, and we even offer bifocal or Ortho-K lenses. We prescribe them according to your vision strengths and weaknesses and how your eyes focus in different scenarios.

Schedule a Contact Lens Fitting with Our Prescott Valley Eye Care, P.C in Prescott Valley, AZ!

Please call us at (928) 771-9939 to schedule a contact lens fitting. You can also stop into our Prescott Valley, AZ office to ask us questions or to make an appointment in person.

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