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Routine Contact Lens Fitting

Compton Eye Associates offers all sorts of routine contact lens fits. The initial visit typically takes about 20 minutes. One or two follow up visits are necessary in order to complete the fitting process and to determine the final contact lens prescription.

Compton Eye Associates is a certified dealer for every major contact lens supplier. If the desired product is not already in stock, patients requiring prescriptions from Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, Coopervision or Johnson & Johnsons can usually receive their supply the next day.

When selecting the best option for a patient, its vital to understand how the patient intends on using the lenses. A careful discussion will determine if a patient is better suited for a daily disposable, bi-weekly, monthly, frequent replacement (3 to 4 months) or conventional (6 to 12 months) lens.

There are different types of lenses that fall under the ‘routine contact lens’ category. These lenses all involve soft lenses and entail fitting patients with spherical, low toric, or tinted lens designs.

Spherical Lenses

Spherical contact lenses are those that correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). These lenses are manufactured from materials called hydrogels. Different manufacturers use different types of hydrogels which helps our doctors select the ‘perfect’ lens for each patient.

Low Toric

Contact lenses that correct for astigmatism are called toric lenses. These lenses are carefully engineered to provide different focusing powers within the same lens. Because the individual lens holds more than one power the orientation on the lens is key. Manufacturers use different methods to achieve clear vision which is directly related to the stability of lens.

Tinted Lenses

Fitting tinted lenses for purely cosmetic reasons is extremely popular. Whether you want to change your brown eyes blue or just enhancing an existing color, there are many options to choose from. Patients do need to avoid purchasing lenses illegally outside of a doctor’s office. These lenses come in different shapes and sizes and are medical devices. One size does not fit all and wearing a lens not properly prescribed can prove extremely dangerous.

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