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What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

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If you live in Southwest Calgary and are interested in getting contact lenses, you will need to see an eye doctor first. At Southwood Eyecare, we have years of experience helping our patients select the perfect pair of contact lenses. Our eye doctor will evaluate your eyes to determine what type of contact lenses are best for you.

Importance of Contact Lens Fittings

If you decide that you want to wear contacts, it is important to find the type that will fit your eye shape the best. You also need to understand hygiene and safety when it comes to contact lenses. A contact lens exam is going to include a comprehensive eye exam to check on your overall eye health as well as your general vision prescription. This will be followed by a contact lens consultation and measurement to determine the proper fit for lenses.

Comprehensive eye exams are very important whether you have vision problems or not. For one, they are essential in identifying a developing eye condition. You should also keep in mind that your eye doctor can give you a prescription for eyeglasses, but this is not going to be enough to determine your contact lens prescription. In a contact lens consultation, our optometrist will ask you questions about your health and lifestyle, as aspects of these may affect the type of contacts that are best for you. You should think about whether you would prefer daily disposable or monthly disposable lenses, as well as soft or rigid gas-permeable lenses. If you are experiencing a specific eye condition, such as dry eye or astigmatism, you may need specialty contact lenses.

Eye Doctor in Southwest Calgary

If you are looking for an optometry professional in Southwest Calgary to help you with your contact lenses, feel free to contact the professionals at Southwood Eye Care. For more information on contact lens fittings or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us at (587) 355-8357.

Written by Dr. Shmyla Chaudhery

Dr. Shmyla Chaudhery was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Manitoba and later completed the Doctor of Optometry program at Illinois College of Optometry graduating with Magna Cum Laude honours. Dr. Chaudhery is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity. She has experience with pediatric eye exams, ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and vision therapy. During her spare time, she enjoys playing badminton and spending time with her husband and kids.
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