If you wear contact lenses, it's important to have regular eye exams to ensure your eyes are healthy and that your vision prescription is up to date. At Fifty Dollar Eye Guy in Pensacola, FL, we offer contact lens exams to ensure that your lenses are a good fit for your eyes and that you're using the right type of lenses for your vision needs. Here's what you can expect during a contact lens exam at our office.
Why You Need a Contact Lens Exam
A contact lens exam differs from a regular eye exam, although both are important for people who wear lenses. Our optometrist will check your vision during a regular eye exam and prescribe glasses or contact lenses if necessary.
A contact lens exam is specifically for people who already wear lenses and includes several tests to make sure the lenses are a good fit for your eyes and that you're using them correctly. These eye exams are crucial because even if you've been wearing the same lenses for a while, your eyes can change, and you may need a new prescription or a different type of lens.
What to Expect During the Exam
During a contact lens exam, our optometrist will start by asking about your vision history and current symptoms. We'll also ask about your contact lens wear, including how long you've been wearing lenses and how often you wear them.
Next, we'll conduct several tests to check your eyes' health and assess your vision. These tests may include checking your eye pressure, testing your visual acuity, and examining the health of your retina. We'll also measure the curve of your cornea.
After that, we'll fit you with contact lenses. If you're new to wearing lenses, we will help you choose the right type of lens and show you how to put them in and take them out. We'll also teach you how to clean and care for your lenses.
If you already wear lenses, we'll check to see if they're still a good fit for your eyes and update your prescription if necessary. We'll also ensure you're using the right lens solution and show you how to clean and store your lenses properly.
Benefits of Custom Contact Lenses
Custom contact lenses are made to fit your eyes specifically, which means they're more comfortable to wear and can provide better vision than standard lenses.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor
If you wear contact lenses, we recommend visiting us at least once a year. Call us at (850) 434-6387 or (850) 435-4285 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. Fifty Dollar Eye Guy is here to serve patients in Pensacola, FL, and the surrounding communities.