Contact Lens Fittings Specialist

Cooper Optometry

Optometrists located in Santa Monica, CA

If your vision isn’t as good as it used to be or you’re tired of wearing glasses, consider scheduling a contact lens fitting. Modern contact lenses correct a variety of vision problems, including severe astigmatism and age-related farsightedness (presbyopia). At Cooper Optometry in Santa Monica, Dr. Donna Cooper and Dr. Chung offer various prescription contacts, including rigid gas-permeable, and multifocal lenses. Schedule a consultation online or call Cooper Optometry to find out which contact lenses are right for you.

Contact Lens Fittings

Is a contact lens fitting the same as an eye exam?

During a contact lens visit, the doctor performs specialized tests that are different from routine eye exams and vision screenings. If you already wear contacts, she may perform this exam at the same time as your routine eye evaluation. If this is your first time getting contacts, a contact lens fitting is typically a separate visit.

An annual contact lens exam is recommended to evaluate your eye health and make necessary changes to your contact lens prescription.

What happens during a contact lens fitting?

During your contact lens exam, the doctor performs a visual acuity test to determine the best options for correcting your vision. She also takes detailed measurements of your eye to ensure your contact lenses fit perfectly, including your cornea, pupil, and iris.

She evaluates the surface of your eye using a slit lamp, a magnifying instrument that allows her to assess the health of the front of your eyes.

Dr. Cooper and Dr. Chung may provide a pair of trial lenses that you try on with her guidance. If you require specialty lenses, she will order them and schedule a follow-up appointment, where she evaluates the fit of your new lenses.

What types of contact lenses are available?

Cooper Optometry offers various contact lenses. Soft lenses are available in several styles, including disposable, long-wear, and multifocal lenses. Multifocal lenses improve vision, similar to bifocals, but correct different fields of vision simultaneously.

Other specialty lenses available at Cooper Optometry include hard lenses and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses. She may prescribe these types of lenses to correct specific vision problems like severe astigmatism.

Dr. Cooper and Dr. Chung also offer resources to ensure you take proper care of your contacts to prevent infection and eye damage. They also recommend cleaning and disinfecting solutions that are safe for use with your contacts.

Schedule a contact lens fitting and see how the world can look with better vision. Book an appointment online or by calling the office directly.