Contact lenses are medical devices that fit directly on our eyes. Your contact lens prescription will often be different then your glasses prescription. Measurements will be taken for the curvature of your cornea (the front of your eye) so that your contacts will fit appropriately. Your tear film will also be evaluated to determine which lens will work best to provide sufficient comfort.
Once the doctor has chosen the best lenses for your eyes a trial pair of lenses will be ordered or taken from stock if available. If you are new to wearing contact lenses, this pair will be used to teach you how to insert and remove your contacts. You will also learn how to care for your contacts, and be given a sample of contact lens solution that the doctor recommends for your type of lenses. You will wear this trial pair until your next visit.
At your follow up visit, the doctor will review your vision, comfort and fit with the trial lenses. Sometimes, the prescription will need altered a bit to meet your visual demands of daily life, or occasionally, the lens fit will need changed. Once good comfort, vision, and fit are all achieved, you will receive a copy of your contact lens prescription and your contacts can be ordered.