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Fitting and Aftercare

clsContact Lens Fitting

Eyes come in different shapes and sizes, so you need to have an accurate “fitting” to make sure your lenses will fit your eyes properly. To do this, your optometrist will take concise measurements of your eye and its surface, checking for curvature and other factors that will affect how your lenses fit to ensure a good and comfortable fit of the contact lenses.

You’ll also be asked if your eyes tend to be dry (how dry your eyes are is very important in determining which types of contact lenses are best for you). Your cornea (the front surface of your eye) will be carefully examined to help assess the best design of contact lens for you.

Next, trial lenses will be applied to your eyes so your optometrist can see how well they fit. It takes time for lenses to “settle” on your eyes, so you may wait 10 to 15 minutes after the lens has been inserted before the optometrist checks the fit.

You may need to try on more than one pair before you get it just right. After your optometrist is satisfied that your lenses fit, feel comfortable and give you good vision, you’ll be ready to learn how to take care of them.

Contact Lens Instruction

Learning to insert (and remove) your lenses is very easy. Most people get the hang of it right away, and even the most nervous patient can expect to have mastered the technique within a week. We will teach you how to handle and care for your lenses.

You’ll also get written instructions to refer to - and you should always call your practice if you have any questions.

Lenses we supply include

  • Daily disposable soft lenses
  • Fortnightly disposable soft lenses
  • Monthly disposable soft lenses
  • Continuous wear soft lenses
  • Tinted and coloured lenses
  • Gas permeable lenses
  • Toric lenses, soft and Gas Permeable
  • Varifocal contact lenses – soft and Gas Permeable

Aftercare

Regular aftercare appointments are essential for maintaining the health and comfort of your eyes. At these, your optician will be able to give you reliable aftercare advice and can help if you have any problems with your lenses.

If you are a new wearer, you will need check-ups during the first weeks and months of wear. After that you should have regular check-ups as recommended by your optician.

Come in and see us!

Branch Opening Hours:

Mon: 9:30 – 5:30
Tue: 9:30 – 5:30
Wed: 9:30 – 5:30
Thu: Roscrea
  9:30 – 5:30
Thu: Nenagh/Thurles
  9:30 – 7:30
Fri: 9:30 – 5:30
Sat: 9:30 – 5:30

Nenagh | Roscrea | Thurles

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