A contact lens exam consists of all aspects of a general exam in addition to the following tests:
Early intervention gives a person the best possible chance of maintaining good vision. A thorough eye examination not only reveals the health of your eyes, but can also be an indicator of your overall health. Many general health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected through regular, preventative eye examinations. Make a regular visit to your optometrist part of your annual health assessment.
Trial contact lenses assessment.
Slit lamp evaluation to assess lens coverage, centration, and movement.
Instruction of proper techniques for insertion and removal of lenses, and proper method of disinfection with appropriate solutions.
Follow up visit generally 1-2 weeks later to insure proper fit and patient approval of comfort and clarity of vision.
Just about anyone tired of wearing glasses has the potential for successful contact lens wear. Granted, certain ocular conditions preclude some of us from the freedom of contact lenses, so it is best to consult with your doctor in this regard.
Soft contact lenses are the workhorse of most contact lens practices these days. Standard daily wear, 2 week disposable, 2-3 month planned replacement, toric daily wear and planned replacement, and bifocal lenses are all present in our arsenal. Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP's) may be utilized for patients with a high degree of correction or astigmatism and are used to control nearsighted progression by some practitioners. We fit contact lenses from virtually all the major manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson, Ciba Vision, Coopervision, Bausch & Lomb and more.
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