A contact lens appointment is slightly different to your usual eye test but just as important, especially if you’re just getting started with contact lenses.
What to expect in a contact lens appointment
1 Before we start
You’ll need to have had an eye test within the last two years. That way we can ensure you’re getting the most out of your contact lenses.
2 Chat about lenses
Your optician will talk you through what type of lens would most suit your lifestyle, such as daily disposables, monthly disposables and continuous wear lenses.
3 Eye check
They’ll also check the front surface of your eyes to make sure there’s nothing to stop you from wearing contact lenses.
If you already wear contacts, you’ll need to wear them to your appointment – unless you’re experiencing any irritation or discomfort.
4 Fit, vision and comfort check
Then, the optician will check to see that the lenses fit well and your vision is clear, as well as one further check to make sure they’ll stay comfortable.
5 Tips and advice
If you’re new to contact lenses and the optician is happy that the lenses are right, you’ll be handed over to an optical advisor, who will talk you through everything you need to know.
How to take care of your contact lenses
If you have any questions about putting your lenses it, taking them out, or how to clean them, our team will be happy to answer them for you. Or you can check out our handy ‘how-to’ videos with step-by-step guides.