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Contact lenses can effectively correct refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Since they conform to your eye’s curvature, they provide better central and peripheral vision. You shouldn’t experience discomfort while wearing them as long as they fit properly to your eyes.

Your local optometrist shares things you can expect during your contact lens fitting appointment.

Discussion About Your Options

Expect your eye doctor to ask about your usual activities and preferences during your visit. Understanding your lifestyle will help your optometrist determine which type of lenses suits you. Some of the most common contact lens options include soft contacts, daily disposables, rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and extended-wear lenses.

Taking Measurements

Your eye doctor will carefully measure your eyes to ensure proper fit and comfortable wear. They will take measurements to learn the curve and diameter necessary for your lenses. Your eye specialist will measure your iris and pupil. They will also assess your tear film to see if your eyes can produce sufficient tears to keep the lenses lubricated.

Providing Wear and Care Instructions

After taking measurements and determining the most suitable lenses for you, your eye doctor will instruct you on how to wear and remove your contacts. If you have questions like how long you can wear your new contacts or when your next eye exam should be, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor.

You can avoid discomfort and irritation by following your eye doctor’s contact lens wear and care instructions. Only use the solution recommended by your eye care provider. Good hygiene is also vital to minimize the risk of infection.

At Spectrum Eye Care, we’re here for your vision correction needs. Aside from eyeglasses and contact lenses, we offer pre- and post-operative care for LASIK eye surgery. Call us at (704) 817-4600 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment.