Contact Lens Fitting Appointments in Manchester, CT
If you have already had a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens evaluation to determine your corrective lens prescription, whether or not your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses, the best type of lenses for your shape and size of eyes, and your preferred type of lenses for your lifestyle, then your appointment for a contact lens fitting in Manchester, CT should be scheduled next. At Prudhomme Vision, our experienced optometrists want to ensure both your safety and comfort while wearing and enjoying the convenience of contact lenses. During your contact lens fitting, we will make certain you are comfortable wearing the lenses, that the prescription is accurate, and that you are aware of how to use and care for your lenses.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting with Our Manchester Optometrist
Contact lens fitting appointments with our Manchester optometrist are typically short appointments, much quicker than a patient’s initial eye exam and contact lens evaluation appointment. These appointments are scheduled to coincide with the arrival of contact lenses which are ordered from our office, so your contacts will be in the fitting appointment, too. During a lens fitting, our optometrist will check that your new contact lenses are the right prescription and size for your eyes and that you can wear them comfortably.
If you are brand new to contact lenses, applying them the first couple of times can be daunting. Our optometrist will demonstrate how to safely insert and remove the lenses, allowing you to practice a few times in the office to make sure you have the routine mastered before trying at home. We will also provide you with a starter kit to care for your lenses and give you instructions on the proper storage and cleaning of contact lenses.
Learning to care for your lenses and committing to good contact lens hygiene is imperative to the ongoing health of your eyes. Dirty lenses have the potential to introduce bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances to your eyes. In addition, foreign objects such as sand or pollen stuck on dirty lenses can become lodged between the lenses and eyes, leading to corneal scratches or infection. By continuing the contact lens cleaning and storage routine we teach you, you can prevent your eyes from encountering any problems related to contact lens wear.
Ordering New Contact Lenses? Be Sure to Schedule a Contact Lens Fitting Appointment
After your comprehensive eye exam and contact lens evaluation, we will ask you to schedule an appointment for your contact lens fitting around the time your new contact lenses are expected to be ready. You may schedule your contact lens fitting either in our office after your contact lens evaluation or over the phone. For more information about contact lenses, lens fittings, or to find out if contact lenses are right for you, call Prudhomme Vision at (860) 644-3364. We look forward to helping you see clearly while you enjoy your new contact lenses.