Patients often inquire about how their glasses prescription differs from their contact lens prescription. The prescription obtained from an eye examination cannot be applied to contact lenses, which require a separate service known as Contact Lens Fitting.
The fitting process is extremely vital to find the proper pair of lenses that fit your eye shape, eye health and lifestyle; using improperly fitted lenses can be very dangerous. It’s important to take the time to test and confirm your fit to avoid any possible eye health issues.
When the best possible fit is determined by the doctor, the teaching appointment ensures that new lens wearers are familiar with the proper application/removal and maintenance of contact lenses, providing the best health care for your eyes.
This appointment is an exciting part for new lens wearers as it is the final step before independent lens wearing at home. We hope that these appointments build an important relationship between our practice and our patients, as we are always ready to offer professional advice and support.