1st appointment- Eye Exam & Fitting
Fitting normally takes an hour. A contact lens fitting begins with a regular eye test to ascertain the most up to date spectacle prescription and to check the overall health of the eye. Then we measure the shape of the eye and check the health of the cornea-the part of the eye that is in ‘contact’ with the contact lens. At this stage we would further discuss the types of lenses most suitable for your prescription, your expected wearing time and your needs. We will then insert a trial lens into your eyes and let them settle for 20 minutes, after which we check the vision, the fit and comfort
2nd appointment- Handling
Handling. This is where you are shown how to insert and remove the contact lenses. At that stage you will be given information on hygiene, wearing time, do’s and don’ts and what to do if there is a problem
Then we give you a free trial of contact lenses to try at home
3rd appointment- Final check-up
A final check-up is made 1-2 weeks later. After the lenses are fitted you are obliged to get annual contact lens check-ups to facilitate trouble free wearing the lenses in the future!
Contact lens insertion and removal video (courtesy of Johnson&Johnson):