Correcting Vision Without Glasses
When you switch to contacts, you can stop worrying about losing or breaking your glasses. They also make a great alternative to glasses when you want to show off your entire face for photographs or special occasions.
Our optometrists are ready to help you find contacts that fit comfortably and help you see clearly. Call us today to book a contact lens exam and fitting.
What Is a Contact Lens Exam?
Contact lens exams are essential for anyone who wants comfortable and effective contact lenses. They’re a lot like eye exams but with additional questions and measurements to help us find the best lenses for you. Our measurements focus on specific parts of the eye, such as your pupil, iris, cornea, and tear film.
We use the data we gather during your contact lens exam to determine:
- Whether your lifestyle would benefit from daily disposable lenses or extended wear products.
- What kind of contact lenses would best fit your eyes and vision needs.
- Whether you have dry eyes, astigmatism, or another eye issue that would make certain lenses inappropriate for your needs.
- Whether you would benefit from specialty lenses (like multifocals) to correct a specific eye health or vision issue (like presbyopia).
The Fitting & Trial Period
At the end of your contact lens exam, we’ll give you a pair of trial lenses to use on your own for a few days. If you like the way they fit and you can see clearly with them, we’ll order you a supply and give you instructions on how to maintain them.
We’ll also book you in for a follow-up appointment after your initial fitting. This appointment helps us ensure you’re adjusting to your new lenses.
Different Kinds of Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Specialty Contact Lenses
Those with specific eye conditions can benefit from specialty contact lenses, like:
- Aspheric: Frequently recommended for patients with low astigmatism, these lenses are less curved and more thin than most others.
- Toric: Frequently recommended for patients with moderate astigmatism, the horizontal and vertical axes of these lenses each have a distinct prescription.
- Multifocal: Frequently recommended for patients with presbyopia, these lenses contain a spectrum of different prescriptions along a gradient that runs across the surface.
Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.
With a microthin layer of moisture that is over 80% water, you’ll experience improved comfort and better hydration to support a stable tear film, so your vision remains precise. Class 1 UV Blocking helps to protect your eyes year-round from the sun, and with daily disposable contact lenses there is no need to worry about storage or cleaning. Precision1® lenses are easy to wear and easy to love.