Contact Lens Fitting
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Whether you are trying contact lenses for the first time or needing a new pair for a new prescription, having a contact lens fitting is crucial to ensure the contact lenses you order are the right fit for your eye shape and size. Being fitted for contact lenses should never be a stressful experience. At West Coast Optical, our contact lens fitters are here to offer all contact lens wearers a great assessment, ensuring that each patient is fitted with the right set of contacts for their eyes.
If you live in the Surrey/Langley area and are looking for the best contact lens fitting near you, West Coast Optical is committed to ensuring a smooth and pleasant experience. Our patients are given the highest standards of care throughout their time at our clinic. We care about our local community and offer service with a smile to help you get the right contact lens that will make life easier and more comfortable for you.
We don’t stop caring about you once you have walked away with a pair of our contact lenses. We are committed to providing our patients with the very best eye care they could hope for, and as such our clinical team is on hand to answer any questions and support with any issues you may have before, during and after the lens fitting process.
What are the advantages of using a professional contact lens fitter?
Not everyone wants to wear glasses. If your preference is for contact lenses, we have 3 contact lens fitters on-site to help you find the lenses that will work best for you. They will ensure that you get the correct fit and type of contact lenses for your eyes, as well as for any underlying conditions. Having your contacts professionally and properly measured and fitted significantly reduces any possibility of you developing serious eye problems in the future.
If you are experiencing any problems with your current lenses or need additional advice or information, our highly trained team is here for you.
What should I expect during a contact lens fitting?
A contact lens fitting is all about assessing your suitability for contact lenses. During your appointment with us, you will be asked a number of questions about your daily life to identify the best lens for your lifestyle. People who read regularly will need one type of lens, while people who lead a very active lifestyle will need another. There are various different types of contact lens, which means it is important that you get fitted the right lens that will suit your particular needs or condition(s). There will also be several tests carried out, including:
- An examination of the surface of your eyes, to assess the unique characteristics of your eyes and determine which type of contact lens will be most appropriate
- Your eye care specialist will be able to convert a spectacle prescription into a contact lens prescription to get the correct vision strength — this helps them further determine which prescription is needed for your contact lens
- Measuring the front of your eyes to determine the right size of contact lens (if your contact lens is not the right size, it can be uncomfortable and cause irritation or even get damaged)
Once the necessary tests have been carried out, your eye care specialist can identify the most suitable lens type and prescription for your needs. At this point, you will be given a pair of lenses to try out. You’ll be able to get used to the feeling of the lenses and test them for a number of purposes to ensure you find the right one.
Before you are able to start wearing your new contacts, you’ll be given a thorough walkthrough of how to insert and remove your lenses safely. You will also be provided with some important information on how to care for your lenses so they’ll last as long as possible before they need replacing. Contact lenses are a great way to liberate yourself from wearing glasses and still meet your vision assistance needs — however, they do require the appropriate care and maintenance to work effectively.
For New Contact Lens Wearers
We are specialists in contact lens fitting for new wearers. Naturally, everyone’s eyes are different — which means that one-size contact lens are not going to fit everyone comfortably. Contact lens comfort is extremely important. Poorly-fitted contact lenses can cause considerable discomfort and, in extreme cases, even damage the eye.
That’s why we take great care to ensure the right curvature, diameter and type of lens for each patient. Ensuring the lenses fit the eyes properly is essential to clear, comfortable vision.
Our experienced fitters will also provide instructions on how to insert and remove the lenses comfortably during your initial contact lens fitting. They’ll be on hand to provide guidance about your optimal wearing schedule, as well as answer any questions.
For Current Lens Wearers
A person’s requirements for lenses can change over time. Our bodies are always changing, which means that as time goes by, different lens types or lens strength may be required to keep your vision comfortable.
Just because someone is already wearing lenses does not mean that they have been properly fitted. A visit to West Coast Optical for a contact lens fitting will ensure that your lenses are the perfect fit. You’ll be seen by a trained eye care specialist at our Surrey practice to guarantee your health and comfort while wearing contacts.
A Wide Range of Contact Lenses to Choose From
Just like with normal glasses, there are many different contact lenses to choose from. It’s highly important to choose the right lenses for your vision requirements.
Whether it is single strength lenses, astigmatism, or multifocal contact lenses, we have many different lenses to choose from. We also carry some of the leading contact lens brands such as Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, and Coopervision.