Contact Lenses Are a Great Way to Correct Your Vision
A contact lens exam is an opportunity to determine the type and fitment of contact lenses best suited for your eyes and prescription. Finding the right contact lens is the difference between comfortable vision correction and lenses that irritate your eye or are uncomfortable to wear.
Contact lenses are perhaps one of the most important developments in eye care. Offering corrective vision without any change to your appearance, they are a great choice for people who cannot or simply do not want to wear eyeglasses.
Developments in contact lens technology have yielded contact lenses for nearly every prescription, including difficult and multifocal prescriptions. Advancements in contact lens fitment and materials have also resulted in lenses that are more comfortable than ever before.
If you a considering contacts, or are looking to have your prescription renewed, we invite you book an appointment today.
- Your most recent eyeglass prescription
- Your current glasses
- A copy of your most recent eye exam (if available). In order to be applicable for contacts you must have had an eye exam within the last two years. If you are a patient at our practice, we will have this on record.
- Your most recent eyeglass prescription
- Your most recent contact lens prescription
- Your current eyeglasses
- A copy of your most recent eye exam (if available). In order to be applicable for contacts you must have had an eye exam within the last two years.
More Information About Contact Lenses
Like eyeglasses, annual exams are required when wearing contact lenses.
During the comprehensive eye exam, our Optometrists will check your eyes to determine if they are candidates for contact lenses or not. If you are a candidate, we will provide a pair of trial lenses suited for comfort/correction.
A follow-up appointment is necessary for us to determine how well the trial lenses worked for you. If the trial lenses were uncomfortable, failed to properly correct your vision, or introduced new complications, we will try a different pair. It is not uncommon for several follow-up appointments before nailing down the right lenses.
There are many different types of contact lenses, including soft contact lenses, lenses for astigmatism, and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses. There are also more specialized lenses, such as a therapeutic, bifocal, or cosmetic options.
The answer to this depends on the type of contact lens you wear. Many lenses are designed to be disposed of daily, while others may last for up to a year with proper care.
We will provide you proper usage, care, and replacement instructions when we finalize your prescription.
With the right type and fitment of contact lenses, it is unlikely that you will experience complications when wearing contact lenses. However, complications (such as irritated eyes) can occur.
We work closely with you during the initial transition from eyeglasses to contacts. During this time we are closely monitoring your eyes and comfort, ensuring that we find a good fit.
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