When looking to start wearing contact lenses for vision correction, first see our eye doctor for an eye exam for contact lens wearers. This exam can help determine if you can wear contact lenses and which type of contacts are best for you. Before switching to contact lenses, speak with our optometrist to discuss the benefits and what to expect once you start wearing the contacts.
Our eye doctor with us at Engle Eyewear in Wilkes Barre, PA, is dedicated to helping our patients switch over and start wearing contact lenses. We also serve Scranton, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Kingston, PA.
What Is a Contact Lens Exam?
A contact lens exam is like a comprehensive eye exam but has a few additional tests. The tests conducted during an exam for contact lenses check the pressure of the eye, measure the cornea, and for other health conditions which may affect your wearing the contact lenses. Additionally, the eye doctor will discuss your lifestyle and personal preferences to see if you could benefit from wearing contacts.
What Is the Difference between a Regular Eye Exam and One for Contact Lenses?
The most significant difference between a routine eye exam and a contact lens exam is that a regular exam usually does not include assessments to help fit a person with contact lenses. Since a contact lens prescription is different from one for eyeglasses and requires additional testing and assessing of the eyes to ensure the patient is a good candidate for wearing contacts.
What to Expect during Eye Exams for Contact Lenses
During the contact lens exam, our optometrist will check your eyes for vision correction needs and measure the eye to ensure the contacts will comfortably fit. Additionally, our eye doctor will discuss your lifestyle habits and any eye conditions affecting your ability to wear contact lenses comfortably.
At the end of the exam, our eye doctor may fit you with a test pair of contacts that you will wear for a few days. Then you can return to our office to see how the lenses fit and to check their comfort. If all looks and feels good, our eye doctor will write a contact lens prescription.
See an Optometrist for Contact Lenses
If you want to try contact lenses, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with our optometrist. Our eye doctor at Engle Eyewear in Wilkes Barre, PA, can offer her patients eye exams for new and existing contact lens wearers. Call our office at (570) 208-1111 to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. We also serve Scranton, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Kingston, PA.