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How To Get Contacts

What To Expect With Your Eye Care Professional

So, you’re ready for contacts. Nervous? Don’t be. Once you’ve found an Eye Care Professional, here’s what to expect from your first appointment to your annual checkups.

So, you’re ready for contacts. Nervous? Don’t be. Once you’ve found an Eye Care Professional, here’s what to expect from your first appointment to your annual checkups.

A first fitting takes a little longer than an exam for eye glasses, so let your Eye Care Professional know you’re coming in for contact lenses when making your appointment. At the office, the Eye Care Professional will review your history and check your vision. The size and shape of your eye will be measured so that your lenses fit just right. Usually you’ll be given trial lenses to start. The Eye Care Professional will show you how to put on and take off the lenses, as well as how to care for them. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your Eye Care Professional.

A young woman behind a phoropter as the Eye Care Professional checks her eyes during an eye exam

A first fitting takes a little longer than an exam for eye glasses, so let your Eye Care Professional know you’re coming in for contact lenses when making your appointment. At the office, the Eye Care Professional will review your history and check your vision. The size and shape of your eye will be measured so that your lenses fit just right. Usually you’ll be given trial lenses to start. The Eye Care Professional will show you how to put on and take off the lenses, as well as how to care for them. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your Eye Care Professional.

Follow-Up Visit

After about a week of getting used to your contacts, you’ll return to the office for a follow-up visit. In the unlikely event that something isn’t right, tell your Eye Care Professional right away. If you’re loving your lenses, you’ll get a prescription and can usually take home a supply that day.

The camera focuses on a young woman looking through a retinal camera as her Eye Care Professional looks through the other side

Follow-Up Visit

After about a week of getting used to your contacts, you’ll return to the office for a follow-up visit. In the unlikely event that something isn’t right, tell your Eye Care Professional right away. If you’re loving your lenses, you’ll get a prescription and can usually take home a supply that day.

Annual Exams

For the best experience with your lenses, make sure you clean and care for your lenses, stick to the wearing schedule your Eye Care Professional gives you, and get a yearly checkup. You want to make sure to get regular checkups since prescriptions can change and you don’t want to be stuck with an old one.

A side view of an Eye Care Professional and a young woman looking through a retinal camera

Annual Exams

For the best experience with your lenses, make sure you clean and care for your lenses, stick to the wearing schedule your Eye Care Professional gives you, and get a yearly checkup. You want to make sure to get regular checkups since prescriptions can change and you don’t want to be stuck with an old one.

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*Free trial lenses available from participating Eye Care Professionals. Exam and fitting fees not included.

*Free trial lenses available from participating Eye Care Professionals. Exam and fitting fees not included.