Contact Lens Fitting

Contact Lens Fitting in St. Petersburg, FL

Contact lenses can provide vision correction, without the weight of traditional glasses. If you have an active lifestyle, you may prefer the ease and portability of contact lenses. If you play sports, contact lenses allow you to actively play your sport without worrying about damaging or breaking your glasses.

Contact lenses can correct most vision problems including astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. When you come in for a contact lens fitting, your optometrist will:

  • Measure your eye surface, to determine curvature and the size of the contact lens you need
  • Measure your pupil to determine the size of your contact lenses
  • Evaluate your tear film to make sure your eyes aren’t too dry for you to wear contact lenses

The Best Contact Lenses Fit

You will try on different contact lenses to determine the best fit for your eyes. If you are new to contact lenses, you will learn how to insert and remove your contact lenses. You will be given a pair of contact lenses to try out and come back in a week or two for a follow-up appointment to choose your new contact lenses. You can choose from:

Soft contact lenses, provide excellent oxygen flow through the cornea of your eye. They are comfortable and fit well because they form to the shape of your eye. Soft contact lenses are a perfect choice for active people.

Hard contact lenses are available in rigid gas-permeable or hard versions. Hard contact lenses provide crystal clear vision and are breathable, with less risk of eye infections. These contact lenses are durable and can give as much as 2 to 3 years of excellent wear.

Scleral contact lenses, are larger than traditional hard lenses and cover more of your eye. They do not touch the cornea and rest on the whites of your eyes.

Soft, multifocal lenses, are an excellent choice for the management of near-sightedness, or myopia in children.

Soft, prosthetic lenses, which are colored and made of breathable material. They reduce glare and sensitivity to light and are an excellent option for better night vision.

To find out more about contact lens fitting and choosing the right contact lenses, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Mark Smith and Dr. Dane Kuplicki at The Optical Shop in St. Petersburg, FL. You can reach them in the office by calling (727) 824-7150, so call now.