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. Here’s what will usually happen when you come in for a contact lens assessment.
What to expect in a contact lens assessment
Before your contact lens assessment begins, your optometrist will talk you through what type of lens would most suit your lifestyle, and the best option for you, such as daily disposable, monthly disposable and continuous wear lenses.
You won’t need another eye test, but the optometrist will want to check the front surface of your eyes to make sure there’s nothing to stop you wearing contact lenses safely and comfortably.
If you already wear contact lenses, you’ll need to wear them to your appointment – unless you’re experiencing any irritation or discomfort.
The optometrist will check the lenses fit well and you can see clearly.
Once the optometrist is happy that the lenses are right, you’ll be handed over to a team member, who will talk you through everything you need to know as a new contact lens wearer.
Try contact lenses free
We’re confident that you’ll enjoy wearing contact lenses, but we want you to be sure too. That’s why we allow you to try before you buy. So once you’ve had your assessment and have decided on which lens is right for you, we’ll give you one pair of monthly contact lenses or five pairs of daily disposable contact lenses to try, free. It’s just another way of ensuring that you and your lenses are perfectly matched.