Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to wearing traditional eyeglasses. Getting fitted for the right contact lenses is vital for your comfort and for the health of your eyes. This process begins with a health exam with one of our experienced doctors.
Our doctors will help you chose the right contact lenses for your eyes and lifestyle. Whether you are a first time wearer, or have had trouble with contacts in the past, we have the skills and expertise to fit you with contact lenses. We offer various options, including daily wear lenses, bifocal lenses, tinted lenses, toric lenses and extended wear lenses.
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 29 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:
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.
If you are ready for your contact lens fitting, please schedule your appointment. Also, since a contact lens prescription is valid for 1 year, patients who wear contacts need to have a yearly ocular health exam and refraction to renew and update their contact lens prescriptions.