Prepare for Eye Exam


Your eye doctor will be happy to answer all your questions, so don't hold back, even if you think some may be silly. Make the most of your eye exam. Contacts can help benefit more than your vision. Here are some questions you can ask:

Your Vision History

Describe any new issues you’re experiencing and let them know if you currently wear glasses or contact lenses.

You Want Contacts

Let them know you’re interested in contacts and be sure to specify that you want a contact lens fitting appointment.

Before And During Your Appointment

Here are some tips on what to do and think about before and during your visit to the eye doctor.


Make sure to bring the following items, so that you’re fully prepared:

Your current contact lenses or eyeglasses, if you have them.

Your vision insurance card (if applicable).

Things To Ask Your Eye Doctor

Your eye doctor will be happy to answer all your questions, so don't hold back, even if you think some may be silly. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • How is my vision?
  • Is it possible for me to see more clearly?
  • Will my vision stabilize?
  • What are my vision correction options?
  • What’s going to provide the best vision and the most flexibility given my activities and needs?
  • What are the advantages of trying both contact lenses and glasses? What situations are best for each?
  • What do I need to do to wear contact lenses safely?
  • Are there any long-term issues with wearing contacts?

What To Expect During Your Appointment

First, the doctor will ask you questions

They’ll ask about your hobbies, activities and lifestyle. The doctor is trying to determine what the best lens may be for you.

Then, they will take measurements

They’ll check the health of your eyes and measure them as well.

Then, you’ll discuss contact lenses types

When you decide, the doctor will measure the diameter and curvature of your eye. Once you’ve been fitted, they’ll check your vision once more.

Lastly, you’ll learn how to care for lenses

You’ll be taught how to put in, take out and properly care for your lenses.

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