Eye Exam for Contact Lenses
If you don't want to worry about glasses falling off your face or changing your appearance, consider contacts as your preferred corrective lens. But to get these lenses, you will need to have certain procedures completed that do not happen during a standard eye exam. So that we prepare for you, let our team at EYECARE for You know when you set up your visit that you want contacts. We serve Holland, Langhorne, Newtown, Northampton, Southampton, Yardley, and Richboro areas.
Why Contact Lens Exams Differ from Typical Eye Exams
For those who want to wear contact lenses, our optometrist must determine whether you can successfully wear standard contact lenses. Our eye doctor will conduct the same tests that occur during a regular exam, such as a slit lamp exam and an assessment that finds the best prescription strength to correct your vision, as well as additional testing that let our optometrist see the shape of your eye and take measurements to ensure a perfect fit for your contacts.
If you are not a good candidate for regular soft or rigid gas permeable contacts, you may still be able to wear hard-to-fit contacts, which includes toric lenses for astigmatism or scleral lenses for dry eyes.
If you have never worn contacts before, don't worry. Our eye doctor will help you learn how to put them into your eyes and keep them clean. You will likely need a follow-up visit after your initial appointment to ensure that your contacts fit properly and correct your vision accurately.
Types of Contacts We Have
We have numerous types of contacts. For standard wearers, we have soft and rigid gas permeable lenses. For many people, soft lenses offer better comfort and come in disposable and cosmetic options. However, these may not correct serious vision problems and can rip if not handled carefully.
Rigid gas permeable lenses offer a more durable option. These lenses, though, can take a little longer to get used to wearing and require regular cleaning.
Hard-to-fit contacts include those that help specific conditions. For instance, toric lenses have a distinctive shape to fit the corneas of those with astigmatism. They come in both soft and rigid gas permeable options.
Those who need vision correction for near and far distances may consider bifocal or multifocal contacts. Like bifocal glasses, these contact lenses have different areas that let you see at various distances, letting you avoid reading glasses.
Always let our optometrist know if you have any preferences for disposables, extended-wear, or cosmetic lenses.
Make Your Contact Lens Exam Appointment Today
Because the exam for contacts differs from a regular eye exam, you will need to let the staff know when you book your appointment. At EYECARE for You, we provide both types of exams and can even get you hard-to-fit contacts, if necessary. Choose us for your contacts if you are anywhere in Holland, Yardley, Richboro, Newtown, Langhorne, Southampton, or Northampton. Phone our office at (215) 485-5384 to schedule your contact lens exam today.