What To Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
Getting contact lenses is an important phase in eye care, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. At South Center Eye Clinic in Tukwila, WA, we strive to make sure your contact lens fitting experience is quick, simple, and comfortable. Here’s what you should know about a contact lens fitting.
An Eye Exam is Necessary
If you haven’t had an eye exam in a while, you will need one before you get your contact lenses. An eye exam enables us to assess your current eye health and vision as well as recommend the best contacts for your situation. Some conditions, like astigmatism and keratoconus, can make wearing contacts difficult, and it’s important that we know if any of these conditions apply.
Contact Lens Fitting
If you’ve never worn contacts before, we will discuss the importance of maintaining them as well as inserting and taking them out. This is key to preventing eye infections, injuries, and vision loss. We will also take measurements of your cornea, iris, and pupil and will check if your eyes produce enough tears to keep them from drying out. You will be given a pair of trial lenses after the contact lens fitting.
After helping you find the right contact lenses and showing you how to take care of them, our eye doctor will ask you to schedule a follow-up visit. During this appointment, our optometrists will make sure that your contacts are not causing problems with your eyes or vision.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Tukwila, WA
If you are looking for contact lenses in Tukwila, WA, the optometry professionals at South Center Eye Clinic are ready to assist you. Call us today at (206) 431-8770 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.