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. Computer Vision 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 contacts even allow you to change eye color.
Contact Lens Fitting
Here at Handel Vision Clinic, we are pleased to offer many types of contact lenses. We are also dedicated to ensuring they fit correctly.
When choosing contacts, 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 contacts 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.
We are pleased to offer multifocal contact lenses. We will do everything we can to ensure they fit properly.
Multifocal contact lenses are not your grandparents’ bifocals. They are designed to help people who have trouble with their vision, both close up and far away. This condition is called presbyopia.
Because multifocal contact lenses are more complex than normal contacts, it is important to have the perfect fit so you can see as well as possible. It may take a little extra time and cost a little bit more, but it is worth having good vision without needing your thick eyeglasses.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from presbyopia but really want to try contacts, it is really important to find someone who is skilled at fitting patients who are hard to fit. These hospitals will have special equipment to measure your cornea even better so you can have the best fit possible.
Hard-to-Fit Contact Lenses
We are dedicated to finding the right type of contacts, even hard-to-fit ones, for our patients.
There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, so finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, and more. However, we believe that comfort is also very important when it comes to giving you good vision.
Soft contact lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, so they are very helpful for people suffering from dry eye. Soft contact lenses are disposable, so you can change them when needed to keep your eyes healthy.
Rigid gas-permeable lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions that cause blurry vision such as astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and can improve vision to almost 20/20. They do not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses. However, they are not as comfortable, so adjusting to them can take a bit of time. They are durable and very good for people who struggle with bad vision.
Toric lenses are designed specifically for people with astigmatism. They come in both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people who have astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. They are the preferred contact lenses of people with astigmatism.
Contact us today to schedule a contact lens exam today.