Quick Answer: How do I know if my contact lense fits?

In order to assure that the fitting curve of the lens properly fits the curve of your eye, your doctor will measure the curvature of the cornea or front surface of the eye. The curvature is measured with an instrument called a keratometer to determine the appropriate curve for your contact lenses.

How do you know if your contacts don’t fit right?

Top Signs of Contact Lens Discomfort

  1. Stinging, burning and itchy eyes.
  2. Abnormal feeling of something in your eye.
  3. Excessive tearing.
  4. Unusual eye secretions.
  5. Eye redness.
  6. Poor visual acuity.
  7. Blurred vision or halos around objects.
  8. Light sensitivity.

How do you know if your contacts are too big?

If the diameter is too wide, the lens will be loose in the eye and may slip out of place. If the diameter is too small, the lens will have a tight fit, causing discomfort. Book an appointment with a Specsavers optician today to learn more about optimum fitting and contact lens base curve and diameter.

How do you know what size contact lenses to get?

Generally, your eye doctor will use a keratometer to measure the curve of your cornea, which is the front surface of the eyes – where contacts rest. These numbers help to determine the lens diameter and base curve that appear on your contact lenses prescription.

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What happens when contacts are too small?

If your contact lens fits too tightly on the eye, it can deprive your cornea of needed oxygen and nutrients, leading to discomfort, and tight lens syndrome. If you continue wearing a contact lens that fits too tightly, it can lead to serious eye problems, such as: Corneal ulcers. Loss of vision.

Why do I see better with glasses than contacts?

For starters, although they have the same strength and focusing power, contacts are much closer to the eye than glasses. This means they bend light in a way that more accurately meets your prescription, and so if you switch from glasses to contacts they can appear to slightly increase your visual acuity.