For most children, the involves a one-on-one teaching session with Dr. Bassel Al Tinawi, contact lense specialist, that generally lasts 30-60 minutes and fitting involves special measurements of the curvature of the front surface of the eye with an instrument called a keratometer. Also, the contact lens fitting includes an evaluation of the tear film on the front of your eyes. Next, trial lenses may be applied to your eyes and evaluated with the biomicroscope to judge the fit of the lenses and how much they move with each blink. This step is also done at each follow-up visit in the fitting.
Finally, a review of how long to wear your lenses and how to care for them is an
important part of the contact lens fitting. After we make sure your lenses fit properly, provide satisfactory vision and comfort, and are causing no harm to your eyes, your final contact lens can be ordered and a prescription given.
We at Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists offer competitive pricing.
The contact lens fitting requires a separate appointment and usually takes about an hour. It includes (please call about fees): 1hr fitting & teaching session, trial lenses with case and solution, follow-up and any changes in the contact lenses, and the final prescription.