Contact Lens Fitting
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Contact lens exams, like all regular eye exams, include procedures to allow your optometrist to thoroughly investigate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Doing this regularly — about once a year — also lets your optometrist monitor any changes to your vision before they become serious.
If you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s important to make sure that your lenses fit your eyes and correct your vision properly. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, a contact lens exam will also involve measurements and an initial contact lens fitting.
- An in-depth examination of the surface of your eyes using a biomicroscope. The optometrist will be looking for any irregularities that may contraindicate the fitting of contact lenses.
- Measurements to determine the curvature of your corneas using a keratometer and/or corneal topographer. A corneal topographer provides extremely precise details about the surface characteristics of the cornea. This instrument is indispensable when lenses are fitted to an irregular shaped cornea.
- Pupil and iris size measurements.
- A tear film evaluation to determine the quality of your tear film layer. Although many modern contact lens materials are designed for dry eye, this condition can preclude certain patients from wearing lenses.
- Slit-lamp exams that give your eye doctor a magnified view of the structures in your eyes in order to determine their health