Your optometrist will usually ask you to come in for your contact lens check-up wearing your lenses, and having had them in for a reasonable length of time. It is a good idea to have your appointment in the afternoon so that the optometrist can assess the health of your eyes when the lenses have settled down on your eyes.

During the check-up, your optometrist will:

  • ask you if are having any problems with your lenses, and how long you wear them for
  • check your vision
  • examine the front of your eyes using a slit lamp microscope
  • see how your eyes behave with the lenses in and while you are wearing your contact lenses
  • examine your eyes without your contact lenses in
  • may put orange dye in your eyes, which will allow them to look at your tears and see any damage the lenses may be causing to your cornea. (The dye is completely harmless and will not damage your eyes or your lenses.)
  • when the optometrist is happy that your contact lens fitting is complete they will give you a copy of your contact lens specification (prescription), which will include an expiry date. You will not be able to order contact lenses after this date unless you have another check-up.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear

20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500

Tel: 021 939 1020

Note: We are contracted to most medical aids