Contact lenses are a popular method of attaining freedom from the restrictions of glasses. However, as commonplace as they may be, contact lenses are medical devices that need to be carefully fit to every single wearer to ensure proper and healthy use.

What will you find in this course?

In this course you will learn a step by step process of how to perform a complete contact lens fitting. It will cover all types of soft contact lenses, i.e., spherical, toric and multifocals.

This course does not cover hard contact lenses or specialty contact lenses such as RGPs, Ortho K, scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, etc.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for licenses optometrists and opticians who aren’t use to fitting contact lenses, as well optometry and opticianry students looking for instructional material to fill in the gaps in their learning.


Knowing Who Can’t Wear Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are not for everybody. The first thing to know about doing contact lens fittings is who not to do them on.

Knowing Who Can Wear Contact Lenses

As a practitioner you should be aware of the situations for which contact lenses are actually a better option than glasses.

How To Convert A Glasses Prescription To Contact Lenses

Before picking out contact lenses for the patient/client, the strength that will be needed is calculated from a glasses prescription.

How To Convert A Glasses Prescription To Contact Lenses: Astigmatism

Converting a glasses prescription with astigmatism to contact lenses is a little trickier. Here’s a quick, easy & reliable way.

Vertex Distance Conversion Chart Motherload

Having learned how to do conversions for spherical and astigmatism prescriptions, to save time you can refer to these charts.

Ordering Your Patient’s Free Contact Lens Trial Pair

Now that you know the power you want for your patient, it’s time to order their first trial pair.