Contact Lens Exam
If you currently wear contact lenses or would like to try wearing contact lenses, you need to see a qualified optometrist for a contact lens exam. The doctors at Family Eye Care have the expertise to successfully fit patients in the right contact lenses so that they experience clear, sharp vision, and feel comfortable wearing them.
What is a Contact Lens Exam?
One size does not fit all when it comes to contact lenses.
During your contact lens examination at Family Eye Care, your doctor will measure the curvature of your cornea, the front surface of your eye. This measurement will help them select the best type and size of contact for you; for instance, if you have astigmatism, then you may need to wear a special type of contact lens called a toric lens. They may also check your pupil or iris size and observe the quality of your tears with a tear film evaluation to ensure you have sufficient tears to keep the contact lenses moist and comfortable.
While a comprehensive eye exam checks the overall health of your eyes and your vision, a contact lens exam specifically evaluates your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate to wear contact lenses.
Contact lens exams are typically conducted in addition to a comprehensive eye exam, as your doctor will perform special tests to determine your contact lens prescription and proper fit. If you wear contact lenses or would like to wear contact lenses, please let us know when you schedule your appointment as your contact lens exam will be conducted in addition to the comprehensive eye exam.
Your Contact Lens Prescription
Contact lens prescriptions are very different than eyeglass prescriptions, which is why it is important to have a contact lens exam conducted. Based on the results of your examination, your doctor at Nova Vision Center will provide a contact lens prescription that is right for your eyes and will meet the demands of your day-to-day life.
A wide variety of contact lenses are available. Your doctor may give you a trial pair of contact lenses for you to wear to find those that fit your eye most comfortably on your eye and provide the clearest, most enjoyable vision experience.
Contact Lens Follow-up Exam
Depending on your history with the contact lens prescribed to you, you may be asked to come back to Family Eye Care for a follow-up exam so that your doctor can check how the contact lens fits on your eye, whether you are comfortable in your contact lenses, and if your vision is clear.
Contact Lens Exam at Family Eye Care
Our qualified team of eye doctors are here for your contact lens exam and contact lens prescription needs, taking your health history and unique visual needs into account. Make your healthy vision a priority and contact our office to schedule your contact lens exam.