Contact Lens Fittings

Many patients that require vision correction would prefer to avoid wearing glasses. Sports participation or appearance preferences may drive the patient to choose contacts instead. Some patients just want to be able to wear regular sunglasses on sunny days.

With the many types of contact lenses available, a careful fitting is needed to ensure proper vision correction, optimal comfort, and eye health. Dr. Jodi Shepard is an expert at finding the perfect contact lenses for all members of your family.

Of course, a correct prescription is necessary for clear vision, but the focal point for the prescription is calculated directly from the surface of the eye. Eyeglass prescriptions are determined at approximately 12 mm from the eye. A contact lens examination also maps the curvature of the eye and needs to determine the way light reflects from the cornea. These extra measurements are obtained with special equipment available at Eyexam of California.

Although patient preference is a large factor in the type of contact needed, a contact lens fitting is required to make sure that the contacts chosen are correct for the prescription, the curvature of the eye, and the comfort of the patient.

​​​​​​​Some prescriptions require specialized contacts. A patient with astigmatism would require lenses that are weighed on one side to prevent the lens from turning freely on the eye. Some eye conditions are better treated with hard contacts instead of soft ones.

Let Dr. Shepard help you choose the best contacts for you.