What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

What to Expect From a Contact Lens Fitting

Contacts lenses provide a means of correcting refractive errors in your vision. Many people prefer contacts to eyeglasses due to the freedom and flexibility they provide. If you’re tired of wearing glasses or simply want a fresh, new look, come to Prudhomme Vision in Manchester for a contact lens fitting. We carry a wide range of contact lenses to suit your preference, lifestyle and budget. Here’s what you can expect from a contact lens fitting.

Eye Exam

The first step towards obtaining contacts is getting a comprehensive eye exam to check the health and quality of your sight. This exam will determine your eyeglasses prescription. It will also reveal if you have eye disorders or conditions that can affect your use of contact lenses.

Consultation

Next, you’ll consult with your optometrist to see if using contacts is conducive to your lifestyle or prescription. Certain eye disorders or conditions could interfere with your using contacts to correct your vision. We’ll go over the different types of contacts that are available to you and discuss the pros and cons of each so you can make a knowledgeable decision.

At Prudhomme Vision, we offer daily or monthly disposable lenses, soft lenses, multi-focal lenses and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses for difficult prescriptions. If you have eye conditions such as dry eye or astigmatism, we’ll recommend contact types and brands that will meet your vision needs.

Contact Lens Fitting

Contacts are not “one size fits all.” We’ll take measurements of the curvature of the cornea of your eye as well as your pupil or iris to ensure you get the right contact size. Contacts that fit poorly will be uncomfortable and will not provide you with good sight. We’ll also evaluate your tear film to ensure it’s adequate for keeping your contacts hydrated. If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, you may need specialized contacts that can accommodate dry eye symptoms.

See Your Manchester Optometrist for Contact Lens Fitting

To learn more about contacts or schedule a contact lens fitting, contact Prudhomme Vision in Manchester at (860) 644-3364 today. We look forward to meeting all your eye care needs.

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