Q20. I have never worn contact lenses. What is my first step?
A20. If you are new to lenses then first of all, arrange an appointment with an optician or a contact lens practitioner. They will perform an eye test and check the health of your eyes.
They will ask you questions about your eyesight and lifestyle.
He or she will discuss the merits of contact lenses and will also mention the importance of looking after your lenses to avoid any problems.
They will fit you for a pair of contact lenses and will ask you to wear these for a designated period of time. He or she will also explain about the different types and which type he/she thinks is most suitable for you.
This is followed by a discussion about price and the option of paying by monthly direct debit or on an as and when basis. Many opticians have packages which include a supply of lenses plus aftercare/checkups for a set price.
The cost of contact lenses is discussed in more detail in our where to buy contact lenses section.
Alternately, visit our contact less assessment section.
- What is a contact lens?
- What do contact lenses do?
- What are the different types of contact lenses?
- Can anyone wear contact lenses?
- Can children wear contact lenses?
- What are soft lenses?
- What are gas permeable lenses?
- Which are the right lenses for me?
- Are contact lenses safe?
- Are contact lenses easy or difficult to use?
- What are the advantages of contact lenses over glasses?
- What is contact lens aftercare?
- Why is it so important to care for your contact lenses?
- What are the risks with wearing contact lenses?
- Should I buy contact lenses in store or over the internet?
- Can you get bifocal contact lenses?
- I have astigmatism: can I wear contact lenses?
- I play sport: which type of contact lenses should I wear?
- What are novelty contact lenses?
- I have never worn contact lenses. What is my first step?
Guide to Contact Lenses
- Guide to Contact Lenses
- Contact lenses
- How do contact lenses work?
- Corrective lenses
- Cosmetic lenses
- Medical lenses
- Advantages of contact lenses
- Disadvantages of contact lenses
- Contact lens assessment
- Types of contact lenses
- Soft contact lenses
- Daily disposable lenses
- Two weekly disposable lenses
- Monthly disposable lenses
- Continuous wear lenses
- Astigmatic lenses
- Multifocal lenses
- Varifocal lenses
- Coloured contact lenses
- Silicone hydrogel lenses
- Toric lenses
- Bifocal lenses
- Novelty lenses
- Sports lenses
- Vial lenses
- Implantable lenses
- Gas permeable lenses
- Where to buy contact lenses
- Buying contact lenses online
- Buying contact lenses in store
- Contact lenses costs
- Contact lenses advice
- Contact lenses problems
- Contact lenses FAQs