What does a contact lens assessment involve?
At Fiona Watt Optometrists, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional contact lens assessments in Wimbledon from our independent practice. From the initial assessment and consultation to helping you chose the lens for your vision and lifestyle requirements. We follow a structured 3 stage process to ensure that every patient has the perfect contact lens for their needs.
- An appointment will be made for you with one of our optical team member, who will teach you how to insert and remove the lenses.
- At first, inserting a contact lens may perceive to be difficult, but it soon becomes second nature. Adaptation to contact lenses is rapid and trouble free.
- Once they are happy with your progress on inserting and removing your lenses, you will be given a 5 day trial of contact lenses. The “DO’s” and “DON’T’s” of contact lens wear will be explained. You will be given a fact sheet with all this information so it is not too overwhelming. You will wear the given contact lenses for the next five days, building up your wearing time each day.
- Adaptation to contact lenses is rapid and trouble free.
- During your contact lens consultation we will discuss your lifestyle activities and working environment
- We will make sure the front surface of your eyes are healthy enabling you to wear contact lenses
- We will take measurements of the curvature of your cornea. This allows us to decide and fit the correct dimension contact lens that will be most appropriate for your eyes.
- A suitable contact lens will be inserted into your eye by the optometrist
- The fitting of the lenses will be assessed using a slit lamp and visual acuity checked. Any adjustments in vision will also be made at this point.
- Another appointment will be made for you to see the optometrist on your fifth day. You must come in wearing the lenses given unless you have had any problems.
- At this visit the optometrist will discuss how your trial period has been. You will be able to discuss any concerns, such as vision, comfort and how successful the contact lenses have been. We will endeavour to rectify any concerns, and in some cases may need to adjust the prescription.
- The optometrists will also check the fitting of the lenses and front surface of your cornea without the lens in situ.
- If both the optometrist is happy with the lens fitting and vision as well as yourself, you will be issued with a final copy of your contact lens prescription and advised of when your next aftercare appointment will be. Our reception team will then be able to order your first set of lenses.
Journey To A Clearer Future
Contact Lens Aftercare
Your optometrist may recommend a three, six month or annual aftercare appointment. On the aftercare appointment, the optometrists will assess your vision and the comfort and fit of your current lenses. The health of your eyes will also be checked making sure your eyes remain continuously healthy during contact lens wear. With continuous innovations within the contact lens market, your optometrist may suggest a more suitable and healthier lens.
We request you come in wearing your contact lenses at least three hours prior to the appointment and bring in your contact lens case and spectacles.
It is important that you maintain regular eyes examinations and contact lens aftercare appointment, as by law we are unable to supply you with contact lenses is your specification is out of date