What should I expect at a contact lens exam?
First, they will take a measurement to check the curve and diameter you are going to need in your lenses. Next, the eye doctor will take a measurement of your pupil and your iris. Finally, the eye doctor will make sure that your eyes make enough tears to keep your contacts moist.
What is a contact lens initial assessment?
Contact lenses initial assessment
The assessment will involve spending time with one of our expert opticians to ensure you have the correct contact lenses for your eyes and your lifestyle. We’ll also show you how to insert and remove your lenses, and how best to look after them.
How long does a contact lens exam take?
When combined with your exam, it will add about 10 minutes, but may be longer for first time wearers or those being fit in multifocal contacts. A comprehensive eye exam takes 45 minutes to one hour.
Does a contact exam include glasses?
An eyeglass prescription is no substitute for a contact lens exam because the two are very different. An eyeglass prescription measures for lenses that are positioned approximately 12 millimeters from your eyes; whereas a contact lens prescription measures for lenses that sit directly on the surface the eye.
Do they dilate your eyes for a contact exam?
Dilation is often a normal part of an eye exam for people who wear glasses or contacts. But if you’re young and your eyes are healthy, you may not need it every time. Your doctor also may be able to use other methods to check your retina without dilating your eyes, but they may not work as well.
How comfortable are contact lenses?
Contact lenses are thin discs of plastic or glass that sit directly on your eye to correct vision. … They’re more comfortable than hard contacts because they hold more water and do not touch the cornea. There are several types of soft contacts: Daily wear lenses: You wear these during the day and clean them at night.
What happens at an initial contact lens appointment?
A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye health, your general vision prescription and then a contact lens consultation and measurement to determine the proper lens fit.
Do you get contact lenses the same day?
What do I get with a contact lens exam? … Most trials are handed out the same day as your exam, but some specialty lenses (toric, bifocal, colored, etc.) will have to be ordered. Wearing these lenses for a short period of time will help the doctor determine if those particular lenses are right for you.