At Hampton Roads Eye Associates, we recognize that a fitting for contact lenses is much more complex than a fitting for glasses. Our contact lens fitter, Lisa J. Pritt, COT, NCLC, CST, CLC, is a certified contact lens fitter with over 25 years of experience. She possess the skills to fit contact lenses in routine, as well as complex cases, including medical fits, eye trauma, corneal transplants and cosmetic fixes.
With our wide knowledge of contact lens fitting, as well as our vast experience in this field, we are able to recommend the best possible lens for our patients.
Our goal is to provide our patients with comfortable, safe, and effective long-term wear of contact lenses. We ensure this with our comprehensive approach of eye care. The shape and design of the eye vary from person to person, therefore a precise contact lens fitting is crucial for optimal vision & health.
Contact lenses are designed to correct:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Astigmatism (uneven focusing of light)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
Types of contact lenses
Thanks to the many advancements in technology, patients have numerous options to chose from to find the right contact lenses to fit their visual needs and lifestyle.
- Daily-wear lenses – Designed to be put in when you wake up and taken out before you go to sleep.
- Bifocal lenses – Designed to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness.
- Tinted lenses – Color contact lenses allow you to correct your vision along with your eye color at the same tim
- Toric lenses – Designed to correct astigmatism.
- Extended-wear lenses – Designed to be worn longer than 24 hours, even while sleeping, and in some cases, up to 30 days.
What to expect during a contact lens fitting:
- Our doctors will preform an eye exam to assess ocular health
- Simple lens measurements are taken to determine ocular surface quality, tear film, lid structure, corneal curvature, corneal topography, and refractive data.
- Application of initial contact lenses. This includes instructions on use and care of your new contacts.
- Follow up exams to assess patient’s experience, and make any adjustments to the lenses, if necessary.
Our doctors have extensive training and experience in fitting all types of contact lenses. In fact, we specialize in difficult to fit patients and have had success with many patients who were unsuccessful elsewhere.