Contact lenses offer people needing vision correction something else to help other than bulky eyeglasses. A contact lens exam with an optometrist is required to help ensure you are a good candidate and, if needed, to fit you in specialty contact lenses, such as scleral lenses. The eye doctor at Lake Norman Eye Care in Mooresville, NC, offers contact lens exams and other generalized eye care treatment options.
Importance of Contact Lens Exams
A contact lens exam differs from a standard comprehensive eye exam. It includes additional tests to determine if a patient is a good candidate for contacts and which lenses would be best. A contact lens exam helps check the visual quality of the patient while also ensuring their eyes are healthy, there are no developing eye conditions, and helps identify any early signs of health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
What to Expect
The contact lens exam has a few additional tests than the comprehensive eye exam. Other tests may include a tear film test to ensure your eyes produce enough tears to wear contacts and a test to measure your eye to ensure you are correctly fitted for contact lenses. During the contact lens exam, the optometrist will determine if you need specialty contacts, such as scleral lenses or ortho-k lenses. At the end of the exam, the eye doctor will fit you with a trial pair of lenses for you to wear for a couple of days to a few weeks.
After you are sent home with a trial pair of contact lenses, you will return to the eye doctor's office for a follow-up appointment. During this appointment, the optometrist will check to ensure the contacts fit and adjust correctly. If the contacts fit comfortably and there are no issues, they will prescribe for you to order more contact lenses.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Mooresville, NC
If you want to wear contact lenses or if it has been a while since your last comprehensive eye exam, it is time to schedule an appointment with an optometrist. The eye doctors at Lake Norman Eye Care in Mooresville, NC, can help get hard-to-fit contact lens wearers into a pair of specialty contacts. Call us today at (704) 799-2233 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.