What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
Whether you have been wearing glasses for years or just learned you need vision correction, contact lenses represent freedom. Best of all, today's contact lenses are more affordable and easier to wear than ever. Before you jump on the bandwagon, however, it is critical you have a contact lens exam and fitting at River Place Vision Center in Austin, TX. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect at your contact lens fitting.
Why Is a Contact Lens Fitting Necessary?
Because contacts are flexible and soft, most people assume they would fit virtually any eye. However, this is hardly the case. In fact, the optometrist at River Vision Center in Austin TX will need to select the lenses with the right curvature and angles to fit your unique eyes. Failure to have professionally fitted contact lenses will result in blurriness and discomfort while wearing the lenses.
Which Measurements Are Taken During Contact Lens Fitting?
As we previously explained, one size does not fit all when it comes to contact lenses. To ensure we get your contact lenses right, we will take several measurements during your fitting. Some of the most common measurements include:
Corneal Curvature is a measure of the front surface of your eye or cornea. The corneal curvature is critical in ensuring the contact lenses fit the unique curve of your eye. For instance, people who have astigmatism will not have a perfectly round cornea curvature, which usually leads to a "toric" lens.
Iris or Pupil Size involves measuring the size of the colored area of your eye with an instrument called a slit lamp.
Tear Film Evaluation is vital because dry eye is the most common problem impacting those who wear contact lenses. If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, we will ensure you have sufficient tear film to keep the lenses comfortably moist.
Will I Receive Contact Lens Trials During the Fitting?
Yes! Once we decide the lenses that may work best for your eyes, you will try on a pair of lenses to see how they feel. Make sure you are honest with our optometrist about the feel and comfort of the lenses. Just because a pair is not ideal, does not mean we cannot try a different pair.
Call River Place Vision Center Today!
We will work closely with you to help you find the best fitting contact lenses, so you can enjoy the freedom you deserve. While it may take you a while to get used to wearing contact lenses, you should not experience discomfort during your contact lens fitting.
Contact River Place Vision Center today at (512) 343-2020 to schedule your exam and fitting.