The Importance of Proper Contact Lens Fittings

If you’re in the Mooresville, NC, area, and you’re considering contact lenses, let Mills Eye Care help you find the right lenses for your needs. Our eye doctor is committed to making sure you get the best vision care, and we can help you choose contact lenses that will provide you with good vision and plenty of comfort. Our optometrist will ensure that your new lenses fit your eyes correctly and don’t cause irritation or problems through a contact lens fitting and eye exam.

How Does a Fitting for Contact Lenses Work?

During a routine eye exam, your vision and eye health are checked. A contact lens exam goes a step further than that. You’ll still have the same type of checkup that you’d have for eyeglasses. The eye doctor will then also examine the surface and curvature of your cornea. It should be smooth and round. If it is, you can wear soft contact lenses, provided you don’t have any other eye conditions that would prevent that.

However, it is common for people to have irregularly shaped corneas, which may require the use of different lenses. The optometrist will determine the type of lenses that work best for your unique eye care needs.

Why Do Some Lenses Fit Differently?

Some lenses are designed to fit people who don’t have smooth, round corneas. These specialty lenses, also called “hard to fit” contacts, are a great option if you have astigmatism or other eye conditions where your cornea is shaped more like a football or has an irregular, uneven surface. There are lenses for these types of issues, so most people can still wear contact lenses without a problem.

The right eye doctor can help you find the kind of lenses that are going to fit you correctly and help you feel most comfortable.

What Kind of Exam Will You Need?

If you’d like to wear contact lenses instead of eyeglasses, you’ll need a contact lens exam in addition to a standard eye exam. When you make an appointment with the eye doctor, make sure you let your doctor know you want to be fitted for contact lenses. That way, you can get everything done in one appointment with your optometrist, including finding out if you’re a good candidate for any particular type of lens and getting started on wearing your new lenses.

Contact Mills Eye Care Today for Your Contact Lens Exam

At Mills Eye Care, we want to make sure you’re getting the contact lenses that are right for you. If you’re in the Mooresville, NC, area, we can help you with the best lenses for your lifestyle and needs. A contact lens fitting isn’t difficult, but it’s very important. We’re here to help make it easy and convenient for you, so schedule your appointment today by calling (704) 664-9121.