First comes a full comprehensive eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for contact lens. Dr. Dubé checks for any eye health problems or other issues that may interfere with successful contact lens wear.
If all looks good during your eye exam, the next step is a contact lens consultation and fitting appointment.
What to expect during a contact lens fitting
The first step in a contact lens fitting is a consideration of your lifestyle and your preferences regarding contact lenses.
If you are over age 40 and need bifocals, Dr. Dubé will discuss ways to deal with this need, including multifocal contact lenses and monovision.
In many cases, trial lenses will be part of your fitting appointment. Lenses will be placed on your eye and your doctor will use the slit lamp to evaluate the position and movement of the lenses as you blink and look in different directions. You will also be asked how the lenses feel.
If all looks good, you will be given instructions on how to care for your lenses and how long to wear them. You will also receive training from a certified optometric assistant on how to handle, apply and remove the lenses.
Your contact lens fitting will involve a follow-up visit so Dr. Dubé can confirm the lenses are fitting your eyes properly and that your eyes are able to tolerate contact lens wear.
After finding a contact lens that fits properly, is comfortable for you, and provides good vision, Dr. Dubé will then be able to order your supply of contacts. Contact our clinic to refill your order .
Regardless of how often or how long you wear your contact lenses, your eyes should be examined at least once a year to make sure your eyes are continuing to tolerate contact lens wear and show no signs of ill effects from the lenses.