Contact Lenses Exam & Fitting
If you are interested in contacts, or already wear them and need your prescription updated, then you will need a contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams for contact lenses include special eye measurement tests to determine what size and type of contacts are best for your eyes. This is extremely important because inadequate fitting or prescription of contacts can damage the health of your eyes.
What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam
Cornea, Pupil and Iris Measurement
We use automated instruments to measure the curvature of your eye’s surface (cornea) and the horizontal and vertical diameter of your pupil and iris to choose contact lenses that are the proper size to fit your eyes well.
Evaluation of Your Eye’s Surface and Contact Lens Fit
We use a biomicroscope (slit lamp) to evaluate the health of your cornea and other eye tissues and to detect any changes caused by contact lens wear. This test also enables us to observe the alignment and movement of the lens as it rests on your eye.
After your examination we will fit you with a trial pair and you must return for a follow up exam after you’ve been wearing them for about a week. This follow-up visit is necessary to evaluate how you are seeing and to make sure you have adjusted well to your new lenses.
Contact Lens SelectionWe carry a complete selection of major brand names for the following types of contacts:
- Soft Lens
- Gas Permeable Lens (Hard Lenses)
- Keratoconus Lens
- Scleral Lens
- Flex Lens
- Toric Lens