Get ready for your first contact lens assessment

Learn how to prepare for your first contact lens assessment

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Lay the groundwork before you go

When scheduling your appointment, be sure to talk about the following, so you and your Eye care professional can make the most of the time.

Share your vision history and expectations

Describe any new issues you’re experiencing and let them know if you currently wear glasses or contact lenses. It may also be helpful to share what you expect from contact lenses in terms of comfort, wear time and what they can bring to your life.

Ask for a contact lens fitting

A contact lens assessment is a different kind of appointment so let your eye care professional know that you're interested in contact lenses so they can schedule a fitting.

What to bring to your eye exam?

  1. Your current contact lenses or glasses, if you have them.
  2. Your vision and medical insurance cards (if applicable).
  3. Questions. Your Eye care professional is there to help, so don't hold back. Here are some good starting points:

Questions to ask

If you're completely new to contact lenses:

  • What should I expect in terms of the comfort of my contact lenses throughout the day?
  • Which ACUVUE® contact lenses would be most suitable for me?

  • What are the benefits of Daily Disposables vs Reusable contact lenses?

  • What support is available as I'm learning how to put my lenses on and take them off?

  • What do I need to do to wear contact lenses safely?

If you're already wearing contact lenses:

  • Are there more comfortable contact lenses suitable for me?
  • How is my vision in my current contact lenses?

  • Am I getting the most wear time that I can from my lenses?

  • Is it possible to see more clearly?

Four steps to a typical first appointment

  1. Getting to know you
    First, your Eye care professional will ask you a few simple questions and will talk you through the best options for your eyes and lifestyle..
  2. Initial measurements
    Then, your Eye care professional will examine your vision as well as taking the necessary measurements to determine your prescription..
  3. Figuring out lens type and checking fit
    Once you and your Eye care professional pick a contact lens type, your Eye care professional will check that they fit on your eyes properly to ensure that they stay comfortable and your vision is optimal..
  4. Care instruction
    Finally, they will show you how to handle them (apply/remove) and will explain everything you need to know about proper contact lens care.

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Important Information for Contact Lens Wearers: ACUVUE® Contact Lenses can be used for vision correction. An Eye Care Professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and instructions on proper lens care. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, any eye disease or systemic disease, that may affect the eye, or if you are allergic to any ingredients. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems, remove the lens and contact your Eye Care Professional immediately. For detailed information, including warnings and precautions, carefully read the Instructions for Use available on the Johnson & Johnson website.



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Last updated 19/02/2024.