Contact Lens Fitting

Precise and Detailed Eye Lenses Exams in Manhattan, NY

Being a great alternative to wearing glasses, contact lenses can improve your vision and provide unparalleled comfort. The industry of lenses develops new technologies constantly to create more comfortable and accessible products, and there are many various types of lenses to wear for a day, for a week, and even for a month. Thanks to contacts, many people can forget about eyeglasses and enjoy their active lifestyle. Of course, if you’re going to buy contact lenses, you should first discuss it with an experienced eye doctor who will make sure that your eyes are healthy enough to wear contacts and help you to choose the right type of lenses.

Whether you are thinking about getting your first pair of contacts or updating existing ones, our qualified specialists will assist you in picking up the best product to fit your specific needs. Stop by one of our two boutiques in Manhattan, New York located on the Upper West Side (280 Columbus Ave) and Upper East Side (1249 3rd Ave), and get a contact lens consultation from our experienced professionals. When our patients opt for contact lenses, two things are very important: a proper and comfortable fitting of contacts and the right hygiene. A contact lens exam consists of two parts: the first is a comprehensive eye exam to check vision prescription and a contact lens evaluation.

What is a Contact Lens Fitting?

When you’re selecting contact lenses, it’s important to choose a proper fit, otherwise, you may experience blurry vision, discomfort, and in some cases, even the eye can be damaged. Our specialists will conduct a precise contact lens fitting that includes several measurements:

  • With a keratometer, the eye doctor will take measurements of the curvature of the cornea of your eye. Some patients may require more detailed measurement of the cornea with a special device called corneal topography.
  • With a biomicroscope, the doctor will measure the pupil or iris size (it is the colored area of the eye). This is an important measurement for those people who need specialized contacts, for example, GP lenses.
  • Visual tasks that require your eyes to be tensed a lot
  • The eye doctor will measure a tear film evaluation dripping a drop of liquid dye on the eye and then defining how much moisture is produced
  • After all the measurements are made, the doctor gets all the information necessary for prescribing contacts.

Our Advantages

Wearing contact lenses is a question that should be considered with a professional eye doctor before wearing. Our qualified and experienced specialists are ready to conduct contact lens fitting to choose the right pair of lenses for your eyes. These are the main advantages our clients get:

  • Our store has the most skilled specialists in ophthalmology who conduct precise and detailed contact lens examinations
  • We use the latest technology and precision instruments to measure all the needed parameters of your eyes
  • Our professionals will help to select the most convenient contacts following your lifestyle and prescriptions depending on your eye health and wearing schedule
  • Your health is our priority number one, and we have an individual approach to every client to choose the most suitable and comfortable lenses for a clear vision
  • In our optical store, we have a wide assortment of various contact lenses from leading brands, including Air Optix, DAILIES, FreshLook, Acuvue, Biofinity, SofLens, Biotrue, AquaSoft and others.

Wear and Care

If you’re a newbie in contacts, read some advice you’ll need for wearing and caring for your contact lenses. There is no denying that trying corrective lenses takes some getting used to. But once people overcome their doubts and fears and try lenses that properly fit their correction needs and lifestyle, most can get used to wearing them rather quickly. Once it happens, you’ll discover a whole new world of freedom and clear vision. They will become a part of your daily routine and, as with any new habit, you will just need a little practice. As soon as you get your new contact lenses, don’t forget to set up a cleaning routine.

Cleaning and disinfecting your contacts is a must when you're wearing reusable lenses! The whole process only takes a couple of minutes: 1) make sure your hands are clean and dry to avoid irritation; 2) always start with the same eye in order not to mix your lenses up (since each eye has different prescription); 3) clean your contact lenses immediately after removal using the disinfecting solution recommended by your eye care professional; 4) never use tap water to clean your lenses or lens case! By following these simple rules, you’ll be surprised how easily you'll get used to contact lenses and make them a part of your daily life! Visit EuroOptica at 280 Columbus Ave, Manhattan, NYC, to get the best fitting lens that will meet your vision and lifestyle needs.