If you wear glasses and you're thinking about switching to contact lenses, it is necessary for you to schedule a contact lens fitting or exam with an optometrist. These exams can be a little more involved than a "normal" eye exam. In order to help get the very best fitting and most comfortable contact lenses, an eye doctor may use special machines to measure your eyes. Using these machines and making sure that the lenses that are chosen will work for you is part of a special type of eye exam known as a contact lens fitting. We at Family Eye Care of Glendale serving Glendale, AZ, know a lot about how to perform a contact lens fitting.
How a Contact Lens Fitting Works
There are many different types of contact lenses, and not all of them may be right for you. An eye doctor on our team will help determine which lenses have the best shape and size for your eyes, then have a discussion with you about the different options that are available for that size. You may be able to choose lenses that you wear for several weeks before throwing them away, lenses that are replaced every day, or even lenses that can be worn overnight. There may also be options for lenses that can change the color of your eyes or help with special problems such as astigmatism.
An optometrist on our team will work to help make sure that the lenses you choose are comfortable and that you know how to take them out and put them in. This part of the exam is often referred to as the fitting, and it's common for it to be done by a technician. Don't worry, an optometrist on our team can check in throughout this part of the exam to see how you're doing. Fittings are typically done with trial lenses.
Visit Us for a Contac Lens Fitting from an Optometrist on Our Team
If you live in Glendale, AZ, and you want to try contact lenses, give our office a call at (602) 843-2900. We at Family Eye Care of Glendale are here to set you up with an appointment for a contact lens fitting. An optometrist on our team is here to help.