Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses. However, if you are considering using them, it's essential to ensure they fit well and get advice on maintaining them.
We provide contact lens fitting services at Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, MI. We start by examining you to determine whether contact lenses suit you. This examination also helps us know which lenses are good for you and take measurements since everyone has different vision needs.
The Importance of Contact Lens Fittings
You must go for a contact lens fitting since there is no one-size-fits-all contact. Our eye doctor will take measurements of different parts of your eyes to ensure that the contacts they prescribe fit properly. Contacts that don't fit cause discomfort and may even lead to vision problems. Some measurements they include:
- The size of your pupil or iris
- Tear film evaluation
- Corneal curvature
After determining the right contact lenses for you, the eye doctor may give you a pair of lenses to try on. They let you have them for a few minutes to see whether they are comfortable and fit properly. Next, you are given instructions on using them and the hygiene practices you should maintain to avoid infections. You're also told when you should replace your contacts.
Our doctor may advise you to attend follow-up appointments to check whether your eyes are appropriately adjusting to the contacts and fitting correctly.
However, if you experience discomfort or vision problems when having the contacts, schedule a visit to the optometrist immediately for a checkup.
If you have been wearing contacts or eyeglasses, it's also crucial to go for a fitting since your vision might have undergone changes that require a new prescription. Our eye doctor will still conduct a comprehensive examination, even if you have been diagnosed earlier.
Can Everyone Wear Contact Lenses?
Although contact lenses effectively correct 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 other methods, such as medications and eyeglasses. However, wearing contacts can worsen their condition. That's one of the reasons why self-prescribing contacts are highly discouraged.
Get Contact Lens Fitting at Spadafora & Zak Eye Care
At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, MI, we help you get the right contact lenses to correct your vision problems. We are highly skilled and use advanced equipment to conduct all the exams necessary for contact lens fitting. Call us at (248) 922-1862 to book an appointment with our optometrist.