If you're considering contacts for the first time or want to switch to a new lens type, you'll need a professional contact lens fitting. Our optometrist at Manhattan Vision Associates in Mid town East in New York City will take measurements of your eyes and determine the lens type to suit your needs. Sometimes, you may require specialty lenses to correct specific vision problems.
What Is Contact Lens Fitting?
A contact lens fitting is a process that an optometrist uses to determine the type of contact lens that will best fit your eye. This fitting involves a series of tests and measurements to ensure the lens is comfortable and provides you with the best vision possible. Our optometrist will also consider your lifestyle and visual needs when recommending them.
Why Is a Contact Lens Fitting Important?
A contact lens fitting is crucial because it ensures you get the right lens for your eyes. It also allows the optometrist to ensure that the lens is comfortable and provides you with the best vision possible. The process is also essential in helping prevent potential problems with contact lenses.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting?
The contact lens fitting process involves a series of tests and measurements to determine the best lens type for your eyes. These tests include those mentioned below:
Our optometrist will perform a comprehensive eye examination to check the health of your eyes and current vision. In addition, this exam will help identify potential problems with your contact lenses.
Measurement of Cornea
Our optometrist will use a corneal topographer device to take a map of the surface of your cornea. This map will help determine the curvature of your cornea and the best lens type for your eyes.
Measurement of Pupil Size
Our optometrist will use a pupillometer to measure the size of your pupil. This measurement is essential in determining the correct lens size for your eyes.
Evaluation of Eye Movement
Our optometrist will evaluate your eye movement to ensure that you can move your eyes correctly when wearing lenses. This eye movement is essential to avoid potential problems with the lenses.
Trial Lens Fitting
Once the optometrist has determined the best type of lens for your eyes, they will fit you with a trial lens. Once equipped with the trial lens, you will need to schedule a follow-up visit with the optometrist to ensure the lens is comfortable and provides you with the best vision possible.
Call Us Today to Schedule Your Contact Lens Fitting
Contact us today at Manhattan Vision Associates in Mid town East in New York City to schedule your contact lens fitting. We will work with you to determine the best lens type for your eyes and ensure you are comfortable with the lens. Call us today at (212) 688-4277 to schedule your appointment.