If you've never worn contact lenses before, the idea of having something placed directly on your eye can be a little daunting. But don't worry, the process of getting fitted for contact lenses is relatively simple and painless. At Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs, we want to ensure you're comfortable every step of the way. We have put together a brief overview of what you can expect during your contact lens fitting.
Before anything else, your eye doctor will want to talk to you about your vision goals and what kind of lenses would work best for you. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have about the different types of lenses and how they work.
Your eye doctor will check your eyelids and tear production to make sure that your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. This includes making sure that your eyelids are free of any inflammation or infection and that you're producing enough tears.
Pupil distance is the distance between your pupils, and it's important to make sure that your contact lenses fit properly. Your eye doctor will use a special ruler to measure the pupil distance so that we can order lenses that fit snugly and comfortably on your eyes.
Once your eye doctor has all of the necessary measurements, we will place the contact lenses on your eyes and have you blink a few times to make sure they're comfortable. If everything looks good, we will give you a few tips on how to care for your lenses and answer any final questions you may have.
Once you've been fitted for lenses, the eye doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment. This is important to make sure that the lenses are still fitting well and that your eyes are adjusting to them properly. It's also a good time to ask any questions that you may have about wearing and caring for your lenses.
If you're considering contact lenses, our eye doctors at Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs are here to help. We offer comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings to ensure that you get the best possible vision. Call our team today at (404) 252-1702 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.