Contact Lens Exam

Contact Lens Exam

If you’ve never worn contact lenses before, it can seem a bit intimidating. After all, you’re inserting something into your eye! Let’s ease your mind about the first step – your contact lens exam. This post will walk you through what’s involved in a contact lens exam and what you can expect every step of the way.

The Fitting Process.

Your eye doctor will first determine your overall eye health and vision and determine if you are a candidate for contact lenses. Then, a discussion about your contact lens preferences. For example, do you want to enhance your vision or change your eye color? Would you prefer daily disposable lenses or overnight contacts? Ask about the benefits or drawbacks of each, so that you make the best decision. If you’re over 40, your doctor will likely discuss age-related vision changes and how contact lenses can address these issues.

Once a trial contact lens has been determined we will initiate the fitting process. One of our staff will teach you how to safely insert and remove your contact lenses. We will also discuss how to properly clean and take care of your contact lenses. After you are able to insert and remove the contact lenses a few times we will send you home with the trial lenses to try for one to two weeks. Once you have tried the trial lenses we will schedule a contact lens check to discuss if you like the comfort and vision of the trial lenses, as well as determine if any final adjustments need to be made to the lenses. Once the contact lens prescription is finalized, you can order your supply of lenses. 

Types of Contact Lenses



Soft Contact Lenses
Our office has a variety of soft contact lenses including daily, two week, and monthly replacement lenses. Brands we offer include Alcon, Johnson and Johnson, CooperVision, Bausch and Lomb and many more!

Hard (Gas Permeable) Contact Lenses
Hard contact lenses are another great option, especially if you have a high prescription or certain conditions including keratoconus. Dr. Roy Wilson has been fitting hard contact lenses for over 30 years. 

Orthokeratology Lenses
Orthokeratology lenses are contact lenses that you sleep in to gently and gradually reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness or astigmatism. Orthokeratology lenses allow you to be free from both contact lenses and eyeglasses during waking hours.

Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contacts are similar to soft contact lenses, but they include a reading prescription incorporated into the lenses similar to bifocal or progressive glasses. 

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