Contact lenses are a medical device, so a professional fitting by a Doctor of Optometry is necessary. The fitting begins with a comprehensive ocular examination, which assures that your eyes are healthy and determines your prescription. Your optometrist then discusses the options available to correct your vision.
Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision) and even presbyopia (need for reading glasses) can all be successfully corrected by contact lenses. Most patients with these refractive errors are candidates for contact lens wear.
If trial disposable lenses are available in your prescription, the optometrist will insert them to check for fit, comfort and visual acuity. A follow-up appointment will be made for you in approximately two weeks to see how you are adjusting to your new contact lenses.