There are many steps involved in arriving at a prescription for contact lenses. We offer a personal contact lens fitting service, which aims to suit each individual’s needs. The contact lenses are usually soft however depending on your personal needs and best visual outcome possible, a hard (rigid gas permeable) lens may be offered.
An eye examination is normally required every two years and contact lens after-care appointments every year.
After assessing the health of the eyes, we will discuss the various types of contact lenses with you. Your visual needs, lifestyle and other factors may influence the decision of which type of lenses to prescribe. A trial lens will then be placed on the eye so that we can assess the fit of the lens. Several trial lenses may need to be used to arrive at the best possible fit and you can decide if they really do provide the comfort and clarity of vision which you require.
You will be instructed on how to put the lenses in and out of your eyes, as well as how to clean and maintain the lenses. We will usually reassess the lenses after they have been worn for a week or two, in order to make sure that the lenses are fitting and performing properly and that you are not having any difficulties. It is sometimes necessary to alter the lens prescription at this point to solve any problems which may have arisen.