Contact Lens Exams
If you’re planning to get contacts to improve your vision, talk to our Lebanon optometrist about a contact lens exam. Routine eye exams are necessary to evaluate your eye health and visual acuity. For contact lenses, however, you need additional evaluations to verify that you can safely wear contacts and that you get an accurate prescription and fitting. If you live in Lebanon or the surrounding communities, come to Butler Eye Care for your contact lens exam.
Below are the steps you need to take to obtain contact lenses.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Comprehensive eye exams are a must, whether you’re getting contacts or prescription glasses. During an eye exam, your optometrist can evaluate your eye health and the clarity of your sight. We’ll test your eyes for visual acuity, focus, teamwork, and eye pressure. Our optometrist may dilate your eyes to look for signs of eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts which can impair your vision. Routine optometry care can also uncover signs of medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Contact Lens Exam
In addition to a traditional eye exam, we’ll test your eyes for contacts to ensure you get an accurate contact lens prescription. Our optometrist will measure the cornea of your eye to determine the size and type of lens best suited for you. Unlike glasses, contact lenses sit directly on your eye surface, making it essential that you get an accurate fitting. The wrong lens size could be uncomfortable or impair your vision. Lastly, we’ll evaluate your tear film to confirm that your eyes have sufficient moisture to wear contacts comfortably.
Once you have your contacts prescription and fitting, you’ll need to choose the type of contacts best suited to your needs. There are numerous types of contacts to choose from ranging from soft everyday wear to rigid gas-permeable lenses, multifocal or bifocal lenses, toric contacts, and more. We’ll review the pros and cons of each to help you make wise contact lens decisions.
Trial Contacts and Follow-Up
After selecting the type of contact lenses you want, we’ll provide you with a trial fitting to see how you adjust to contact lens usage. It may take a week or more for you to become comfortable with your new lenses. We’ll schedule a follow-up visit to confirm proper fitting and function. If there are no problems with your contacts, we’ll order your permanent pair. We’ll also instruct you on contact lens use and care.
See Our Lebanon Optometrist for a Contact Lens Exam and Fitting
To schedule a contact lens exam and fitting at Butler Eye Care in Lebanon, call (417) 991-3200 today. We look forward to meeting all your optometry care needs.