A contact lens evaluation and fitting first starts with a comprehensive eye exam to thoroughly assess your vision correction needs, your eye health, and your ocular and systemic health history. Additionally, we will perform procedures specific to the fitting of contact lenses, such as keratometry or corneal topography to measure the curvature of the cornea, an assessment of the tear film, and an evaluation of the anatomy of the cornea and related structures, so that we can achieve a healthy and successful contact lens wearing experience.
Corneal topography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the clear, outer focusing surface of the eye. This detailed map is a valuable aid to our doctors in fitting your contact lenses, especially when you have a unique eye shape or a history of disease or trauma.
We will discuss your questions, concerns, and goals related to contact lens wear and make appropriate recommendations. You will have the opportunity to wear and try contact lenses, and we will evaluate the fit, vision, comfort, and performance of the lenses, with follow-up visits scheduled as necessary. We will train you on how to successfully insert and remove your lenses and how to care for them. It may take more than one office visit to complete the contact lens fitting and finalize your contact lens prescription.