Contact Lens Exam 

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Eyeglasses are the safest form of eye correction but it limits your visual field in many activities, but they are fashionable and fun. If you would like to have the freedom of no glasses, then consider contact lenses. Contact lenses correct just about any refractive error.


They correct:

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism 
  • Irregular corneas such as diseases like keratoconus or even surgically induced conditions from an eye surgery)


Contact lenses come in two major materials Soft and semi-soft (Gas Permeable) materials. Hard lenses are no longer fitted because they do not let oxygen into the cornea. 


Soft contact lenses are routinely fitted and they come in conventional (one lens for the year) and disposables (Monthly, biweekly, weekly and daily replacement) Soft contact lenses can correct Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia. 


FAQ


Why do I need a contact lens fit and evaluation?    After the eye exam that determines your eyeglasses prescription, the licensed practitioner personally evaluates the corneas and take appropriate measurements of the cornea.  A contact lens is selected and viewed as to coverage and movement while you are wearing the contact lenses. There are contact lenses that are too small or too big, too tight or too loose... and that affects the patients comfort as well as the overall health of the cornea! Only your contact lens specialist can tell you that when he uses a bio-microscope that magnifies your eye and looks at the interaction of the cornea and contact lens. 
Old contacts loose their shape and water retention and become tighter causing many conditions that sometimes are not detected by the wearer. 
You can get into serious trouble if you ignore any blurry vision or discomfort. See us immediately if you have a problem. We are here for you.


Soft Spherical Lenses correct Myopia and Hyperopia (Nearsightedness and Farsightedness).  These disposable lenses are inexpensive most of the time. It is less expensive buying a year supply of disposable lenses than buying as you go along. If the tightness of the disposable lenses along with the overall diameter is too small or too large you may need custom made lenses. These lenses are more expensive but they fit unusual shapes that deviate from average. Contact lenses should feel comfortable. Disposable lenses come in predetermined curves and diameters while custom are called into the manufacturer by the licensed practitioner to be exact.


Soft Toric Lenses correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is not a disease but a refractive error of the eye in which the principal meridians do not focus in one section but in two major points needing a lens that correct for them. These lenses require more time to be fitted. Disposable torics fit well and provide good vision but they are limited as to the axis and in many cases the power of the cylinder. Custom torics are available to fit and powers are extended.


Presbyopia or the need of readers can be corrected with multifocal lenses. These multifocal lenses are tricky to fit and require a little bit of more chair-time that is why they are expensive. Some are custom made as well. 


Color contacts are fun to wear. They are cosmetic lenses because of the color , but they still need to be fitted. There are no non prescription color contacts. All color contacts still require an exam and to be fitted. Your eye health is a concern. All color contacts have to discarded after been open as required by your contact lens specialists and the FDA.



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