Contact lenses make a good alternative for eyeglasses. If you are thinking of using them, it is important to ensure that they fit well and get advice on how to maintain them. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, we offer contact lens fitting services. We start by examining your eyes to determine whether contact lenses will be suitable. The examination also helps us know which kind of lenses are good for you and take detailed measurements since everyone has different vision needs.
The Importance of Contact Lens Fittings
It is important to go for a contact lens fitting since there is no one-size-fits-all for contacts. The eye doctor will take measurements of the different areas of your eyes to ensure that the contacts prescribed for you fit properly. Contacts that don't fit can cause discomfort and may even lead to vision problems. Some of the measurements we take include:
- The size of your pupil or iris
- Tear film evaluation
- Corneal curvature
After determining the right contact lenses, the eye doctor may give you a pair of lenses to try on. We let you have them for a few minutes to see whether they are comfortable and fit properly. You are given instructions on how to use them and the hygiene practices you should use to avoid infections. You are also told when you should replace your contacts.
Maintain Your Prescription
The eye doctor may also advise that you return for follow-up appointments to check if your eyes are adjusting to the contacts and that they fit properly. However, if you experience any discomfort or vision problems while wearing the contacts, schedule a visit with the optometrist immediately for a checkup.
If you have been wearing contacts or eyeglasses, it is crucial to go for a fitting since your vision may have undergone changes that require a new prescription. The eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination to ensure your prescription is up to date.
Can Anyone Wear Contact Lenses?
Although contact lenses effectively correct several vision problems such as astigmatism and presbyopia, they are not suitable for everyone. These may include people who have:
- Severe dry eye syndrome
- Severe eye allergies
- Repeated eye infections
These conditions can be treated using certain methods such as using medications and wearing eyeglasses. Wearing contacts may make the conditions worse.
Contact Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, MI
At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care, we will help you get the right contact lenses to correct your vision. Our optometrists are highly skilled and have advanced equipment to conduct the exams needed for a contact lens fitting. Call our team today at (248) 922-1862 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.