Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. Each patient is different, with some patients wearing contact lenses only on weekends, special occasions or just for sports. That is the beauty of contact lens wear, the flexibility it gives each individual patient and their lifestyle.
If you decide to opt for contact lens wear, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens eye exam booked with your comprehensive eye exam at White Rock Optometry Clinic will include a check of your overall eye health, your prescription for glasses and contact lenses and a contact lens assessment and measurements of your corneal curvature to ensure proper lens fit (no rubbing areas or excessive lens movement) and lastly, the oxygenation levels of your cornea. All this equals happy, healthy eyes!
The Contact Lens Consultation
The contact lens industry is always developing new innovations to make contacts more comfortable, convenient and accessible. Therefore, one of the initial steps in a contact lens consultation is to discuss with your eye doctor some lifestyle and health considerations that could impact the type of contacts that suit you best.
Some of the options to consider are whether you would prefer daily disposables or biweekly disposable or monthly disposable lenses. If you have any particular eye conditions, such as astigmatism or dry eye syndrome, or you work in a harsh environment your eye doctor might have specific recommendations for the right type or brand for your optimal comfort and vision needs.
Now is the time to tell your eye doctor if you would like to consider colored contact lenses as well. If you are over 40 and experience problems seeing small print, for which you need bifocals to see close objects, our Surrey optometrists may recommend multifocal lenses or monovision lenses to correct your unique vision needs.
Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear! They just require a bit more time and patience.
Your eye doctor may request that you schedule a follow-up appointment to check that your contact lenses are fitting properly and that your eyes are adjusting properly. If you are experiencing discomfort or dryness in your eyes you should remove your contact lenses visit your eye doctor as soon as possible. Our eye doctor in Surrey, British Columbia may decide to try a different lens, a different contact lens disinfecting solution or to try an adjustment in your wearing schedule.
Contact us today to schedule your contact lens exam and fitting.