The Fitting Process
Prescribing contact lenses can be a complicated process. However, at Eyediology we will simplify and explain the various options available in a clear and concise manner.
There are many steps involved in arriving at a prescription for contact lenses. After assessing the health of the eyes, we will discuss the various types of contact lenses with you. As well as your visual needs, lifestyle and other factors may influence the decision on what type of lenses to prescribe.
A trial lens will then be placed on the eye, so that we can assess the fit of the lens. Several trial lenses may need to be used to arrive at the best possible fit.
You will be instructed on how to put the lenses in and out of your eyes, as well as how to clean and maintain the lenses. We will usually reassess the lenses after they have been worn for a week or two, in order to make sure that the lenses are fitting and performing properly and that you are not having any difficulties. It is sometimes necessary to alter the lens prescription at this point to solve any problems which may have arisen.
Contact Lens Aftercare Appointment
Contact lens wearers will require regular eye examinations to reduce the risk of complications from eye infections. While serious complications are rare, some conditions may not be noticed by wearers, so it is important that you are seen by a qualified Optometrist on a regular basis.
Please call us to book an appointment with our optometrist on 020 7377 2020, alternatively click here to book an appointment online.