Contact Lens Fitting By Lumina Eye Care

Author: Lumina Eye Care | | Categories: Contact Lens , Eye Doctors , Optometrists


If you’re considering switching from glasses to contacts or changing your contact lens, the first thing that you will need is a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fit. 

With contact lenses, there is no one-size-fits-all. This is because contact lenses generally sit directly on the cornea (front surface of the eye), making it very important that the measurements of your contact lenses are 100% accurate to ensure a comfortable and healthy fit.

However, eye procedures like these must be overseen by eye care professionals like those at Lumina Eye Care, who will measure your eyes properly and find the best fit for you.

Benefits of contact lenses

Contact lenses can be worn by a majority of people, whether it is for cosmetic reasons, sports, or special occasions. You will find that there are contact lenses for myopia control or multifocal contact lenses that enhance near vision in patients with presbyopia. Ideally, contact lenses are beneficial for anyone who wants freedom from glasses or treatment to slow down nearsightedness progression. It provides patients with flexibility, convenience, and an alternative to spectacles. However, it’s crucial to wear contact lenses as instructed by your optometrist to ensure good ocular health.

What to expect during a contact lens exam

When you visit your optometrist, you will need to discuss your visual needs with the doctor such that they can make a proper recommendation. Also, it is essential to take a trial and assess the fit, comfort, and optical quality of the contact lens.

Next, your optometrist will measure your eyes correctly, find the best fit and contact lens prescription for you, and guide you through best practices when wearing contact lenses. This is to ensure the ocular health of your eyes while wearing contacts, with the best comfort possible and also meeting your visual needs. If this is your first time wearing contact lenses, our team members and doctors will instruct you how to properly handle contact lenses to insert/remove, clean the lenses, and how often to discard the lenses.  

Usually, there is an additional fee for a contact lens fitting and this fee varies as the complexity depends on the type of contacts being fitted (such as soft contacts vs. hard contacts, spherical vs. astigmatism vs. multifocal).

If you are thinking about getting contact lenses, you should schedule a fitting with us at Lumina Eye Care. Call us at 905-889-0809 or email us at We are one of the most trusted Optometrists in Thornhill, Ontario, passionate about optometry, and we have aspired to open a practice to serve the community and provide personal and quality eye care. We offer services like comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eye exams, contact lens exams, ocular emergencies, and post-op management. We also provide myopia control services like Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), Myopia Control- MiSight, and Miyosmart.

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