Contact Lens Fitting

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting


A contact lens fitting is often added to your yearly eye exam after your eye health has been thoroughly evaluated.

During the contact lens fitting process, we measure your eye shape and gather extra information about lifestyle, contact lens preferences, and select the best lens for you. Then we evaluate the performance of these contact lenses on your eye (how they fit on your eye, checking your vision, and the comfort level).

If the stars are aligned, then we hand you your new contact lens prescription, which is valid for ONE year. Your fitting includes a pair of contact lenses for you to test/wear. You will need to then purchase a years supply of contact lenses with the prescription we give you. Although the prescription can be taken most anywhere, we believe that Costco gives you the best value (…on everything, really!).

Yes, this prescription is DIFFERENT than your eyeglass prescription. Call and ask us why!

The necessary measurements for your lens fitting:

Eye Shape (Cornea) Measurements

The curvature of your contact lens is a huge part of a correctly fitted lens. We will use a combination of manual and computerized instruments to measure the shape of the front of your eyes (cornea). Read More The curvature of your contact lens is a huge part of a correctly fitted lens. We will use a combination of manual and computerized instruments to measure the shape of the front of your eyes (cornea). This will help your eye doctor determine the best contact lens for you.

Tear Film Evaluation

Your contact lens fitting also includes an evaluation of the front surface of your eye. It is important for your doctor to see that you have a healthy eye to put a contact lens on. Read More Your contact lens fitting also includes an evaluation of the front surface of your eye. It is important for your doctor to see that you have a healthy eye to put a contact lens on. The doctor is looking at your eye’s ability to produce tears, for dry spots, for diseases of the eye surface, and especially for blood vessels that have grown from the white part of your eye (sclera) into the clear front part of your eye (cornea) indicating that your current contact lens wear may be suffocating your eyes. Such blood vessel growths indicates that your eyes are not getting enough oxygen, aka suffocating. Dry eyes can make wearing contacts much more uncomfortable.

More about the benefits of daily wear contacts

If your time is money, then opting for daily wear contacts is a win-win for sure! Although these are great for everyone, they are a MUST for people who wear contact lenses sporadically, because you don’t want bacteria growing in a contact lens case with contact lenses that have been sitting there for weeks (or months). It’s kind of gross once you think about it!

What our patients say

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  • Mark H.
    Their use of the latest technology was impressive. We liked the “one stop” shopping….eye exam, glasses, contacts, and sunglasses all in one place. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable and fun to work with.
    Mark H.
  • Laurence E.
    I choose Total Eyecare as a result of Dr. Brown. Feel well cared for. All the staff is quick and efficient, a big plus for me as I have a very busy schedule.
    Laurence E.
  • Jim K.
    It was really good. Doctor Brown worked cooperatively and listened to my concerns and thoughts and recommended a good solution.
    Jim K.
  • Tom C.
    Knowledgeable and professional staff, Dr. Brown and her associates do a fantastic job taking care of your eye in a timely manner.
    Tom C.
  • Jackson R.
    Very pleasant Staff….I left your office feeling confident I’m doing everything I should be doing for my eye’s health. Thanks.
    Jackson R.
  • Jeanie T.
    All went well. Everyone was professional, courteous, and accommodating.
    Jeanie T.

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