Contact Lens Exams and Fittings in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
People who want freedom and flexibility can benefit from wearing contact lenses. Even if you choose not to wear them 24/7, you can wear your contacts on weekends, for special occasions, or only when you play sports.
Getting the proper fit is important for ensuring clear and comfortable vision.
The Importance of a Contact Lens Exam
A comprehensive contact lens exam is important for detecting any eye conditions that can interfere with contact lens wear. This will ensure that your eyes and vision are healthy enough for contact lens use.
The Contact Lens Consultation
During your contact lens consultation, you’ll be asked about your lifestyle and health history to find the perfect contact lens fit for you.
Our contact lens options include daily disposables, bi-weekly and monthly contacts, soft contact lenses, and rigid gas-permeable (GP) lenses.
If you have eye conditions such as keratoconus, astigmatism, or dry eye, our eye doctors can recommend specialty lenses that fit your eyes comfortably.
Contact Lens Fitting
A contact lens fitting includes several steps to ensure a proper and comfortable fit for the wearer. Remember that when it comes to contacts, one size doesn’t fit all! That’s why our eye doctors will take the following measurements to ensure your contacts fit snugly:
- Corneal Curvature: Every cornea is unique, just like a fingerprint. By measuring the shape and contour of your cornea, our eye doctor will choose the most appropriate contact lens for you.
- Pupil or Iris Size: The size of your pupil or iris matters when it comes to contact lens fittings. These measurements are essential for selecting contacts that align with your eye’s dimensions and provide a natural appearance.
- Tear Film Evaluation: Your tear film plays a significant role in the comfort and health of your eyes when wearing contact lenses. During a contact lens exam, your tear production, stability, and lubrication will be analyzed. This is done to ensure that your contacts won’t trigger or worsen dry eye. Fortunately, there are specialty contact lenses that maintain eye moisture and can be worn by people with dry eye syndrome.
- Contact Lens Trial and Prescription: Once our eye doctor has gathered all the necessary measurements and evaluated your eye health, they’ll make you try on a pair of contact lenses to determine if they’re an ideal fit. They might also give you a pair to try out at home before ordering a set for you. Educating you on proper lens care, storage, and hygiene is also an important part of the contact lens trial.
Follow-up fittings are essential for ensuring that you have a seamless and comfortable experience with your new lenses. They also allow any necessary adjustments to be made in order to fine-tune your contact lens experience. Schedule a contact lens exam and fitting with Opto-mization NeuroVisual Performance today.