Contact Lens Exam
The field of optometry changes quickly, and now many more patients are able to enjoy the flexibility of wearing contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.
Scheduling your general eye exam and your contact lens exam for the same visit will save you time and money. Performing these exams at different locations or with different optometrists can lead to repeated tests and additional fees.
Our contact lens exams include questions about your lifestyle and the various options available to you. There are a variety of contact lenses on the market that can be changed at different frequencies: daily, weekly, monthly. Rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses are an option that often provide sharper vision than traditional soft lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are an option to correct vision issues that develop with age (presbyopia). So is monovision, which is a special technique where one eye corrects for distance vision and the other eye corrects for near vision. Some contact lenses even allow you to change eye color.
Contact Lens Fitting
Here at Optimeyes Optometry, we are pleased to offer many types of contact lenses. We are also dedicated to ensuring they fit correctly.
When choosing contact lenses, we will go over your options to decide the best type of lenses for your eyes, especially if you have any conditions that don’t make you a good candidate for regular contact lenses.
Regular contact lenses are the easiest to fit. During your pre-fitting exam, we will take many measurements to determine the size you need. It is important that the contact lens covers the entire cornea.
Toric contact lenses are soft lenses used for people who suffer from any form of astigmatism. Fitting them is not much different than fitting regular contact lenses. It just requires a few measurements at a pre-fitting examination.
Monovision lenses are not for most people, especially those who need to have perfect vision all of the time. Drivers and other people who rely on their vision are not good candidates for monovision contact lenses. Even with the correct prescription and fit, they take some adjusting before you can see clearly.
Multifocal soft contact lenses are used to correct presbyopia, so it is really important to us that we understand your needs, lifestyle, and expectations so we can determine the right fit for you. They should fit comfortably right away if we do our job correctly, though these are often the hardest contact lenses to fit.
It is very important for your comfort to have the correct fit when wearing contact lenses. We are dedicated to measuring your eye correctly so that you can have the correct fit right away. We always try to send home a trial pair to ensure the correct prescription and fit before ordering more contact lenses.
If you want contact lenses or have any questions about getting them fit properly, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 02 9982 1039.