Contact Lens Fittings at Our Silverdale WA Optometry Center
Modern contact lenses are remarkably comfortable, effective, and convenient. They make an ideal alternative to fragile eyeglasses if you're doing physical work or playing contact sports. They also correct your vision without anyone even knowing you have a vision problem at all. But these lenses cannot provide the comfort and vision correction you need unless they've been properly fitted to your unique eyes. That's why we make a point of offering contact lenses fitting at our Silverdale WA optometry center Knight Vision.
Vision Testing and Contact Lens Exams from Our Eye Doctor
What should you expect from a contact lens fitting? The first step is to determine your corrective prescription for farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Our eye doctor will then perform a contact lens exam. This exam involves taking detailed measurements of your irises and pupils, along with the use of a keratometry and corneal topography to measure your corneal contours.
At the same time, we consider elements of your medical history, any known eye disorders or conditions, and any lifestyle factors that may impact the final choice of contact lenses. Contributing factors may include giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), dry eye, keratoconus, astigmatism, presbyopia, exceptionally strong farsightedness or nearsightedness, and whether or not you wish to wear your contacts for multiple days in a row.
Which Contact Lenses Are Right for You?
Once we've collected all the necessary information in your contact lens exam, we're ready to fit you with a specific type of contact lens product. If you're looking for something that doesn't require a regular cleaning routine, we may recommend single-use disposable contacts. If, on the other hand, you want to wear your contacts for weeks at a time, we will fit you with extended-wear contacts designed for that purpose.
If your vision issues extend beyond simple nearsightedness or farsightedness, we may recommend more powerful and sophisticated contacts than the standard soft lenses. Gas permeable (GP) lenses have extra rigidity that helps them maintain a consistent shape. This makes them ideal for strong prescriptions and complex solutions such as multifocals (for presbyopia). Toric lenses are often recommended for astigmatism because they don't shift position on the corneas. Scleral contacts, which add a spherical outer curve on top of the corneas, work well for severe abnormalities such as keratoconus. They also help keep dry eyes moist, as do lenses made of special hydrogel materials.
Ready for Contact Lenses? Call Our Silverdale Optometrist Today
If you're ready for a pair of contact lenses, make sure you get the right ones from the right optometrist. Call Knight Vision today at (360) 698-7618!