Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the world beyond the shield of your glasses? Many eyeglass-wearers are making a change for the convenience, comfort, and versatility of a contact lens.
The technology of contact lenses has changed significantly, and making the switch to contacts can lead to significant lifestyle enhancements. And even better? No more frantic de-fogging on cold days, no more worrying about humidity levels, and no more fingerprints blocking your view at the movie theatre.
A contact lens exam takes more time than a standard eye exam because there are some additional steps. To ensure that your contact lenses are the right fit, your optometrist will need to discuss extra information about you and your eyesight.
There will be a few questions about your lifestyle and your overall health. If you have frequent dry eyes or allergies, it may interfere with your enjoyment of contact lenses. We may alter your prescription slightly to accommodate the contact lens, which sits directly on your eye.
Our optometrists will be diligent in ensuring that we choose the right type of lens for you.
Once we have collected all the information from your contact lens exam, our optometrists will need to determine which lens type is best for your vision.
Comfort is the key component, but we also look at several different styles, types, and sizes. There will always be a couple of options to debate between, but your comfort is the ultimate goal. Many measurements will be taken, mainly of the cornea, pupil, and iris.
Once we have completed the fitting, you will be sent home with your first pair of trial contact lenses.
It’s important to note that it may take a couple of trials to find the perfect pair, but our team will do everything they can to ensure the best fit. And don’t be a stranger! Routine eye exams help us make sure the transition is going smoothly.
Your optometrist will provide you with specific details about the care and handling of your contact lenses. Please follow them carefully to ensure the longevity of your lenses. If you have any questions about your lenses, contact your vision care family at Main Street Optometry.
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