If a patient is interested in contacts, it may be tempting to provide the lenses the same day.
However, it’s important to fit the contacts and evaluate them after a period of time as changes in the ocular surface that result in comfort or vision problems may develop.
It’s important to evaluate the ocular surface prior to contact lens wear and if a patient has dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis or allergic eye disease, treat these conditions first prior to contact lens fitting.
If contact lenses are finalized right away, the ocular surface does not somehow “get better” or “improve” over time and may cause significant problems to develop over the ensuing weeks of wear.
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