Contact Lens Exams
An estimated forty five million Americans wear contact lenses. When you’re ready to get some yourself, our optometrist will give you a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation and discuss your options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eyes, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine which contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, your doctor determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.
After determining the level of refractive error, your doctor works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lense you and your optometrist select. Specialized lenses such as bifocal contact lenses are also available for patients with special eye conditions.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Our staff is very knowledgeable and will work with you to find cosmetic lenses that fit your lifestyle.« Back to Services