Contact Lens Fittings
If you need corrective lenses in Tolland, CT, eyeglasses are just one of the options available. Contact lenses are a popular choice among patients who need some type of corrective lens but who don’t want the hassle of eyeglasses. As your eye doctor in Tolland CT, we provide contact lens examinations and fittings for patients who are interested in contact lenses.
How Do I Get Contact Lenses?
Before you can get contact lenses, you’ll need to get a standard eye exam to determine your visual acuity and whether you need corrective lenses. Once it’s been determined that you do need corrective lenses, your eye doctor will refer you to get a contact lens exam. During the contact lens, your eye doctor will determine whether you’re a good candidate for contacts.
What Happens During A Contact Lens Exam?
During the contact lens exam, your eye doctor will measure the surface of your eye and perform a tear film evaluation, to ensure that your eyes produce enough tears. Your eyes must produce enough tears in order to wear contacts safely and comfortably.
Your eye doctor will also coach you on whether to get disposable contacts or contacts for extended wear. If you want colored contacts, this is the time to discuss this with your eye doctor.
Why Are Contact Lens Fittings Necessary?
Once you’ve had a contact lens eye exam and your contact lenses have been made to your specifications, your eye doctor calls you in for a contact lens fitting. Fittings are necessary because it’s crucial that your contacts fit your eyes. During the fitting, your eye doctor will also coach you on how to wear your new contacts, and how to maintain them.
Benefits of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses have many benefits, including:
- Natural look and feel. Contacts move with the eye for vision correction. They’re invisible – so your eyes maintain their natural look. Contacts feel natural as well.
- Many applications. Contact lenses are capable of correcting most vision problems relating to visual acuity.
- More confidence. Some people feel self-conscious about wearing glasses. Contact lenses can restore confidence to these individuals.
- No fog. Unlike glasses, contact lenses never fog up when stepping outdoors into a cold environment.
Who Is Eligible for Contact Lenses?
Many people who need corrective lenses are eligible for contact lenses. The best way to find out if you’re eligible for contact lenses is to talk to your eye doctor and get a contact lens exam and fitting. At Tolland Eye Care, we can help you determine whether you’re a good candidate for contacts.
Contact Tolland Eye Care
Want contact lenses? Make an appointment at Tolland Eye Care for a contact lens fitting in Tolland, CT. As your eye doctor, we can help you determine whether contact lenses are right for you.