Contact Lens Fittings, Newmarket, ON
With a contact lens fitting in Newmarket, ON, we can fine tune your prescription to give you the lenses that work for your eyes and give you the best vision correction and comfort.
If you want to change from eyeglasses to contact lenses or you are going to change the type of lens you will be using, it is important to have a comprehensive contact lens fitting. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, and at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we offer this service to our patients to make the transition better for you.
One reason why a contact lens fitting is advisable is that you will need guidance in how to wear and take care of contact lenses. We will walk you through how to insert and remove your new contact lenses. You will start with a trial pair of lenses, and we will help you put them in and then gauge if they fit you correctly. We will also educate you on the care needed for the type you are getting, including overnight storage, cleaning and when they should be replaced with a new set.
Another reason why you should have a contact lens fitting is to make sure that the ones prescribed for you are, in fact, the right ones for you. If you were to just go ahead and buy them and take them home without a fitting, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to see how they fit and ascertain that your eye moves and focuses properly with them.
The Right Way to Put in Your Contact Lenses
Part of our contact lens fittings here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry involve helping you put in and take out your new lenses. While putting in contact lenses for the first time can be a little bit scary, there are a few steps you should follow to make the process easier:
- Before you put in your contact lenses, wash your hands with warm water and soap. Then, rinse and dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
- Put one of your lenses on your finger and double check that it isn’t inside out. Hold up the lens to the light and if the edges aren’t flaring out, you’ve got the right side.
- As you get ready to put the lens in your eye, hold your upper eyelid with one finger and use your other fingers to carefully pull down your bottom lid.
- With the lens on one finger, move it towards your eye steadily and carefully place it on your eye. Close your eye for a brief second, blink, and allow the lens to naturally move into place.
At your contact lens fitting, we’ll also go over how to care for your contact lenses and what to do if you experience a problem. If you are a new lens wearer, we’re always here to answer your questions and make sure your transition to contact lenses is a good one.
Contact our office to schedule your contact lens fitting and to find out more about our optical services. We look forward to hearing from you!
Finally, we will also evaluate your tear ducts to make sure that your eye has the sufficient amount of moisture needed for you to be a contact lens wearer. Since there are various brands and types of contact lenses, with a contact lens fitting, we can fine tune your prescription to give you the lenses that work for your eyes and give you the best vision correction and comfort.
We offer comprehensive eye health and vision examinations for the whole family, as well as emergency care. We are conveniently located if you live in the Newmarket, ON area, so give us a call for all your vision needs, including contact lens fittings.