Thinking about trialing contact lenses? Schedule a contact lens assessment with Bruce Mellick Optometry.
With contact lens technology continuously evolving, almost every glasses wearer is suitable for contact lenses.
You will need to book a Contact Lens Consultation with Bruce Mellick Optometry if you would like to be assessed and fitted for contact lenses. An extended appointment is usually required.
If you decide during a regular eye health examination that you would like to proceed with a contact lens fitting, you may need to return for a separate appointment.
Contact Lens Fitting Fees are generally not covered by Medicare unless you require high prescription contact lenses. This may mean that there will be out of pocket expenses associated with your contact lens fitting. Please ask for further details when you make your appointment.
The assessment and contact lens fitting process for a new contact lens wearer is explained below.
In this first appointment you will have an eye health examination which usually takes around forty-five minutes to an hour. It is particularly important that the tissue covering the front of your eyes (cornea) is deemed healthy. This is because contact lenses are placed over this area.
Once you're cleared for wearing contact lenses by your optometrist, eye measurements will be taken. After discussing the different options available to you, a particular contact lens will be recommended. This will range from daily disposables, fortnightly wear, monthly wear and extended wear (sleep-in) contact lenses.
Upon completion of your contact lens fitting you will be required to undertake a scheduled contact lens teach. One of your optometrist's team members will take you through the process of how to apply, remove and care for your contact lenses. This process is a unique for each individual. Some people may take longer than others to master, however, you can be confident that you won't leave until we are all satisfied that you can do it on your own.
You will be asked to return for an assessment so that your optometrist can check the functionality of the lenses and your eye health. Any questions or concerns that you are having with your contact lenses should be discussed at this appointment.
If you have any issues or queries at all before you're due for your next visit, then contact your optometrist. Depending upon the nature of your query, a phone conversation with your optometrist, or an earlier appointment will be scheduled.