Thinking about making the switch to contact lenses? Here at Brooklin Vision Care, we understand that the prospect of a contact lens fitting can seem daunting. But fear not!  Our dedicated team of optometrists in Whitby is here to guide you through the fitting process every step of the way. This blog will give you a clear idea of what to expect during your contact lens fitting appointment.

Consultation and Discussion

The first step in your contact lens journey is a thorough consultation with your optometrist. We'll discuss your lifestyle, vision needs, and any previous eye conditions to determine if contact lenses are a suitable option for you. We'll also answer any questions you may have about contact lens types, care routines, and potential risks.

Eye Health Assessment

To ensure the safe and comfortable wear of contact lenses, a comprehensive eye health assessment is essential. This assessment may include:

  • Visual Acuity Test: This standard eye test measures your vision clarity with and without correction.
  • Corneal Curvature Measurement: The curvature of your cornea, the front surface of your eye, is crucial for proper lens fit. A painless instrument called a keratometer will be used for this measurement.
  • Tear Film Evaluation: Healthy tear production is vital for keeping your contacts lubricated and your eyes comfortable. Your optometrist will assess your tear film quality to ensure successful lens wear.

Trial Lenses and Fitting

Based on the consultation and eye health assessment, your optometrist will select a few trial lenses for you to try. They will carefully insert the lenses and assess the fit, ensuring the lenses are centered properly and comfortable on your eyes. You may also be given the opportunity to wear the trial lenses for a short period to experience the feeling firsthand.

Learning Care and Handling

Proper contact lens care is essential for maintaining good eye health and preventing infections.  Your optometrist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to insert, remove, clean, and store your contact lenses. They will also answer any questions you have about lens care routines and products.

Follow-Up Appointment

After your initial fitting, a follow-up appointment is usually scheduled to ensure the lenses are comfortable, your vision is clear, and the fit is optimal. This appointment also provides an opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your new contact lenses.


Ready to See Clearly with Contact Lenses?

At Brooklin Vision Care, we're committed to helping you achieve optimal vision comfort. Contact lenses can be a life-changing experience for many people, offering freedom from glasses and a wider field of view. Schedule your contact lens fitting appointment today and take the first step towards enjoying the convenience and clarity of contact lenses!

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