No. If you are a first-time contact lens wearer, a fitting session with an eye doctor or licensed contact lens optician is required. At this session, you will learn and practice how to insert and remove the contact lenses safely, discuss proper hygiene, and have your vision checked for clarity and comfort. These fitting sessions are extremely important as contact lenses sit against the surface of your eye.
Yes, if you have a valid contact lens prescription from another optometrist! If not, we will schedule a refit session with our doctor before we dispense contact lenses to you. A comprehensive eye exam isn’t necessary at this appointment as long as you have a valid spectacle prescription.
Short answer: No. A glasses prescription is not the same as a contact lens prescription. Glasses sit slightly away from your eyes and contact lenses sit directly over your eye, so two different tests and measurements are required.