If you wear contact lenses, you must have a proper fitting. A good fitting will help ensure that your contacts are comfortable and correct your vision properly. If you are unsure if your current contact lenses are fitted properly or would like to explore other options, make an appointment with Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville, TN, for optometry services. Here is some information on what to expect during a contact lens fitting.
Types of Contact Lenses
There are two main types of contact lenses: hard and soft. Hard contacts are made from rigid gas permeable (RGP) materials, while soft contacts are made from more flexible hydrogel materials.
Most people opt for soft contact lenses because they are more comfortable. However, RGP lenses may be a better option for people with certain vision problems, such as astigmatism.
During a contact lens fitting, the optometrist will help you choose the right type of lens for your needs.
The Fitting Process
Before starting the fitting process, our optometrist will ask about your medical history and vision goals. Be sure to answer these questions as honestly as possible, as they will help to determine which type of lens is right for you.
Next, our optometrist will conduct several tests, including:
- Visual acuity test: This measures how well you see at different distances.
- Slit lamp examination: This allows our optometrist to get a close-up view of your eye to check for abnormalities.
- Eye muscle test: This tests the muscles that control your eye movement. Our optometrist uses a phoropter to measure how well your eyes focus on an object.
After our optometrist has gathered all this information, we will help you choose the right lens type. We will also take measurements of your eyes to ensure that the lenses fit properly.
It is important to note that a contact lens fitting is not the same as a contact lens prescription. A prescription tells you the power of the lenses you need, but it does not consider the individual shape of your eyes. A fitting is required to ensure that the lenses fit properly and provide you with the best possible vision.
What to Expect after the Fitting
After you have chosen the correct type of lenses and had them fitted, our optometrist will likely give you a trial pair to take home. This allows you to test out the lenses and ensure they are comfortable.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist Today!
For optometry services, such as getting a contact lens fitting, call (931) 614-0028 to schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville, TN, today. We will be happy to help you find the right type of lenses for your needs.