Contact Lens Fitting at Our Eyecare Center in Redding, CA
Ready to ditch the glasses and simplify your life with a contact lens fitting? Our optometrists at Redding Eyecare Center in Redding, CA are here to ensure perfect vision and a comfortable fit. If you’ve never had contacts before, it’s normal that you might be unsure about what to expect during a contact lens fitting.
Determining Your Prescription
First, your eye care specialist will check your vision. This process is exactly the same as getting your vision checked for glasses. You’ll look at a chart, see how many rows of letters you can read, and then your specialist will give you a variety of lens options. You’ll help your specialist determine your prescription by letting them know which lens gives you the clearest vision.
Finding The Right Fit For You
Next, your specialist will use a special instrument called a keratometer to measure your cornea. The keratometer creates computerized scans that will help your eye specialist determine what size contacts are a good fit for your eyes. Your specialist will then pull some sample sizes of contacts that are likely to be a good fit for your eyes. Your specialist will teach you how to put contacts in your eyes, and you’ll work together to choose the best fit. When contacts don’t fit properly, it’s likely that you’ll be able to feel them moving around on your eye’s surface. When you have the right fit, you’ll simply be able to see clearly, and you won’t be able to feel that the contact lens is in your eye.
Finding the Right Brand of Contacts
Lastly, your doctor will write you a prescription for a brand of contacts that makes sense for your lifestyle. This may mean contacts that you change daily or monthly. Your doctor may recommend certain specialized brands of contacts if you struggle with dry eye issues.