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Contact Lens Fittings

If you are interested in contacts or contact lenses, Dr. Kara can do additional contact lens testing to perform a contact lens fitting.

Contact Lens Fittings

placing a contact lens on your eyeA proper contact lens fitting includes special tests that are not performed during a routine annual eye exam.  A contact lens fitting examination can be scheduled at the same time as your annual comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Kara will assess how the contact lenses are resting on the surface of your eyes and determine if any changes need to be made. Our goal is to provide recommendations for contact lenses that help you see clearly and feel comfortable to wear. If you are new to contact lenses, additional training sessions may be needed.

Training for New Contact Lens Wearers

Dr. Kara and her staff work with contact lens wearers of all experience levels and ages. For those individuals new to contact lenses (adults and children), we spend as much time as is needed make sure you are comfortable putting in and taking out your contact lenses. Our Apex office provides a quiet, no-stress environment to learn how to properly use contacts.

1-Week Checkup Exam

If the lenses fit well and you are seeing clearly with them, a checkup exam is scheduled 1 week after the initial contact lens fitting. If new lenses are ordered, we will schedule a dispensing appointment when those lenses arrive.

contact lenses Important Health Considerations while Wearing Contact Lenses

The eye is a sensitive organ and is susceptible to irritations that may be caused by contact lens wear. For this reason, it is important to have annual contact lens health evaluations.  Problems that may be undetectable to you can develop into conditions that could cause permanent vision loss. It is vital to your eye health to make sure that your contact lenses fit properly and are allowing enough oxygen to reach the cells of the cornea.


If you are interested in contact lenses and getting a proper contact lens fitting, please call our Apex, NC office at 919-249-2020.
To learn even more about contact lenses and contact lens fittings see the trusted links below:

American Optometric Association – Contact Lenses
http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/contact-lenses?sso=y

American Optometric Association – What You Need to Know About Contact Lens Hygiene and Compliance
http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/contact-lenses/what-you-need-to-know-about-contact-lens-hygiene-and-compliance?sso=y

American Optometric Association – Contact Lens Facts and Stats
http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/contact-lenses/facts-and-stats?sso=y

Vision Source – Is Your Child Old Enough for Contact Lenses?
http://visionsource.com/blog/is-your-child-old-enough-for-contact-lenses/