What Happens at a Contact Lens Fitting?

Author: St-Pierre Eye Care | | Categories: Adjustable Vision Glasses , Comprehensive Eye Exams , Contact Lens Consultation


Are you considering making the switch from glasses to contact lenses? Or perhaps you're just curious about updating your current lens prescription? At  St-Pierre Eye Care, located in the heart of St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, we ensure that your transition to or continuation with contact lenses is both comfortable and precise. Let's explore what you can expect during a contact lens fitting at our state-of-the-art facility.


Step-by-Step Guide to Your Contact Lens Fitting

Understanding the process can help alleviate any apprehensions and prepare you for a successful visit. Here’s what happens when you come to us for a contact lens fitting:

Initial Eye Examination

Before trying on your first pair of contact lenses, our expert optometrists conduct a thorough eye examination. This is crucial to ensure that your eyes are healthy and suitable for contact lens wear. We assess your vision, check for any eye health issues, and determine the correct prescription to provide you with the best visual clarity.

Discussion of Your Needs and Preferences

Every eye is unique, and so are your personal needs and lifestyle. Do you prefer daily disposables, or are monthly lenses more suitable for your routine? Perhaps you're interested in options like colored contacts. During the consultation, we discuss various types of lenses and features that best suit your lifestyle and vision requirements.

Precise Measurement and Lens Selection

To ensure optimal comfort and vision, precise measurements of your eyes are taken. This includes the curvature of your cornea and the size of your pupils. Based on these measurements, we select the appropriate type and size of contact lenses for you.

Trial Lens Fitting

Once we determine the best lenses for you, it's time to try them on! We guide you through the process of inserting and removing the lenses. It's important to assess how they fit, move and rest on your eyes. You'll be asked to wear these trial lenses for a short period while we monitor the fit and your eye's response to ensure they are the perfect match.

Teaching Care and Maintenance

Maintaining the health of your eyes while wearing contact lenses is vital. We provide detailed instructions on how to care for your lenses, including proper cleaning, storage, and handling techniques. Proper care extends the life of your lenses and helps prevent eye infections.

Follow-Up and Ongoing Support

After your initial fitting, we schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that your lenses are performing well and your eyes are adapting properly. Our team is always here to provide ongoing support and answer any questions you may have.

Ready to See the Clear Difference?

At St-Pierre Eye Care, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care and believe in the quality of our products. If you're in St-Pierre-Jolys or nearby areas like Grunthal, St. Malo, or Steinbach, visit us for a professional contact lens fitting. Experience the clear difference with our expert care.

Book your appointment today and take the first step towards crisp, comfortable vision with contact lenses. Call us at (204) 433-3937 (Office) or visit our website to learn more.