Contact Lens Exam
The contact lens exam is similar to a regular eye exam but with a few extra steps. During the exam, we perform additional tests to ensure your eyes are healthy enough to support long-term contact lens wear without any adverse side effects.
Not everyone can wear contacts comfortably. Those who suffer from chronic eye infections, dry eyes, or allergies may find contacts uncomfortable to wear. However, with the frequent advances in contact lens technology, there’s likely a contact lens to support even the hardest-to-fit eyes.
We carry various lens options to provide the best selection for our patients, including specialty lenses.
If you’re new to contact lenses, you’ll undergo a contact lens fitting as part of your consultation. This exam will also assess your current lenses’ fit and evaluate your ocular health if you already wear contact lenses. We’ll specifically look for issues that may be caused by continual contact lens wear.
Contact Lens Fitting
A fitting involves a series of measurements that allow us to find the best shape of contact lenses fo your unique eyes. Ill-fitting contact lenses can cause discomfort, blurred vision, and even tissue damage.
Our priority is your health and comfort, so we pay close attention to getting accurate measurements.
After your exam and fitting, you’ll be given a pair of trial lenses to take home and wear for a week or 2. You’ll be asked to come back for a follow-up exam so we can check how your eyes are adjusting to contact lenses and ensure the lenses are properly fitted and comfortable.