Contact Lens Fitting
Our Cornelius, NC, customers will appreciate that one of the first things we’ll do is go over what you want to get out of wearing contacts.
Today, thanks to the many advances made in contact lens technology, switching from glasses to contact lenses is easier than ever. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that putting a foreign object in your eye is any less intimidating. To make sure that going from wearing glasses to contacts is a seamless transition, we can provide our Cornelius, North Carolina customers with a contact lens fitting at Vision Center of Lake Norman.
When you come in for a contact lens fitting, one of the first things we’ll do is go over what you want to get out of wearing contacts. We’ll help you determine the best contact lens option for you, such as multifocal contacts or monovision, extended-wear contacts or daily disposable lenses. Then, Dr. Monson will fit you with a pair of trial contact lenses that fit your eye properly and maximize your eyesight at both near and far.
How Do Contact Lenses Work?
Contact lenses are designed to correct vision inconsistencies by being placed in “contact” with your eye. They float on the surface of the cornea and can help to maintain ocular health, as well as alleviate symptoms associated with nearsightedness and farsightedness. You should discuss the benefits and drawbacks of wearing contact lenses with your optometrist before determining whether they are ideal for your vision correction requirements. Contact lenses require an annual prescription and can be safely worn when following your eye care professional’s instructions.
The next step, once we find a comfortable, properly fitting contact lens, is for you to learn how to insert/remove the contact lens yourself. After you have mastered how to take a contact lens in/out, then we will let you try them out. Generally, we have you return to the office for a follow-up visit 1 week after your contact lens fitting to see how your new contact lenses are doing for you.
Below are tips to help:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses.
- Rinse off your contact lenses with a multi-purpose solution and inspect them for debris before you put them in your eye.
- Take it easy as you start wearing your lenses. Start by wearing them in two to four hour intervals and gradually work up to wearing them all day. We do not recommend you sleep in your contact lenses, as it greatly increases your chances for eye infections.
- When you remove the lenses, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water. Also, make sure to use fresh contact lens solution each time putting your contact lens in your case.
If you have any questions about what happens during a contact lens fitting, give us a call at Vision Center of Lake Norman. Remember, we’re committed to helping you maintain the health of your vision and your eyes.
At Vision Center of Lake Norman, we offer contact lens fitting services to residents of Mooresville, Davidson, Troutman, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Huntersville, Statesville, and Cornelius, North Carolina.