Thinking about trying contact lenses? You will need to have an eye examination to ensure your eyes are suitable and healthy. If you wear contact lenses, or have previously worn them, make sure you have had an eye test recently and have an up to date prescription before you schedule in a contact lens appointment.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR APPOINTMENT

While the process might vary from practice to practice, it helps to feel fully prepared before you visit your optician. Remember if you already wear glasses or contact lenses, you will need to bring them with you to your appointment.

First, your optician will ask you a few simple questions and will talk you through the best options for your eyes and lifestyle.

Then, your optician will examine your vision as well as taking the necessary measurements to determine your prescription. 

Next, your optician will fit your lenses and check that they fit your eyes properly to ensure that they stay comfortable. 

Finally, they will show you how to handle them (apply/remove) and will explain everything you need to know about proper contact lens care. 

TRIALLING YOUR CONTACT LENSES

We know that getting your new contact lenses might be a little daunting at first but with a little bit of practice, you will build your confidence with contact lenses in no time at all.

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS

Proper care, frequent replacement of your lenses and regular check-ups with your optician are an important part of maintaining your good vision and eye health so you can get the most out of your contact lenses. Even if you don’t experience any problems with your eyes, routine annual eye exams are always recommended.

GET STARTED WITH YOUR CONTACT LENSES

Start your Free† Trial of ACUVUE® contact lenses today 

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†Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. UK residents 18 or over only. One trial per person. Eligibility subject to optician approval. Participating opticians only. See link for full terms and conditions.

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