Contact Lens Training & Fitting
A contact lens training and/or fitting is necessary to determine the best contact lens modality, fit and vision for you.
This service is separate and in addition to your routine eye examination. If this is your first time wearing any type of soft contact lenses, we will discuss your wear expectation including how often you would like to wear your lenses and during what activities you would like to wear contacts.
At Your First Soft Contact Lens Fitting & Training:
Scheduling another appointment for training on insertion/removal and lens hygiene.
- Your optometrist will have already ordered some trial contact lenses
- At times, you may need more than one appointment – do not be discouraged! This is entirely normal
When there is successful demonstration of insertion/removal, we will send you home to trial those lenses during your daily life.
We will schedule you for a follow up in about 1 week and may confirm the prescription or change some parameters if necessary.
If this is a refit of your soft contact lenses:
- Your optometrist may or may not need another appointment depending on whether the trial contact lens is available in-office.
- Again, we will send you home to trial the contact lens for the next 5-7 days.
We will schedule you for a follow up to confirm the prescription or change some parameters.
Soft contact lenses are medical devices that require professional care.
Depending on your situation, stage in life, and preferences, the types of contacts we can choose from include:
Single Vision Sphere
- This corrects only for your nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Single Vision Toric
- This corrects for your astigmatism in addition to either your nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
- These correct for near vision in addition to your distance for our patients already wearing bifocal or progressive spectacle lenses.
Multifocal Toric Contact Lenses
- These correct for near vision in addition to providing clearer vision from more significant amounts of astigmatism.
- This technique is used as a modified multifocal option for patients who are just entering presbyopia or already in early presbyopia.
Sometimes, none of these options may be sufficient to achieve the expected vision and comfort goals.
This could be for different reasons including corneal disease, a prescription that is too high, irregular corneal shape, or ocular trauma. In these cases, we would then consider a specialty contact lens fit.
Click here to learn more about specialty contact lenses and if they are a fit for you!