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A 30-year-old member asked:

will the eye doctor give me a contact lens prescription if it's my first time wearing a corrective lense?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possibly: If you are interested in wearing contact lenses and your ocular health, refraction, and your desire are all acceptable, then a contact lens fitting can be requested. You will be instructed on the care and technique of wearing contacts safely. It is also a good idea to have a pair of spectacles for backup.
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes if your correction is amenable to contacts. Your doctor will also check the health of your eye to see if your eye would tolerate wearing a contact lens.

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