Contact Lens Exam
If you're tired of struggling with glasses, or you're just tired of hearing your child complain about them, it might be time to consider contact lenses. If you've never had lenses before, you should probably know that getting them isn't as easy as just ordering them online. Before getting contacts, a person should make an appointment with our office for a contact lens exam. We at Vision Plus serving San Antonio, TX, know a lot about giving a contact lens exam. An optometrist on our team is here to provide eye care to preserve your eye health.
How a Contact Lens Exam from an Optometrist on Our Team Works
This exam has a few more steps than a typical eye exam. While the optometrist will still look for signs of eye disease and other eye problems, they will also look for anything that would indicate a patient should not wear contact lenses. The optometrist will then determine the necessary prescription and talk with the patient about his or her goals with contact lenses. Specifically, expect to be asked how many hours a day you want to wear lenses, and if you would prefer lenses that can be thrown away everyday or ones that can be worn for several months at a time.
Based on your prescriptions and personal preferences, the eye doctor will then make a recommendation as to the type of lenses that a patient should wear. At this point in the exam, the doctor will bring the patient a pair of sample lenses to try out, then have the patient try the lens on.
If you have never worn contact lenses before, it will be necessary to have one of our technicians work with you to train you to put the contact lenses in. First time contact wearers must remember to be patient during this part of the exam; it often takes new wearers several attempts to get it right. In fact, we often recommend setting aside at least an hour for this part of the exam.
Once the technician sees that a patient can remove and put on the lenses on their own, the eye doctor will do a final check to ensure that the lenses are comfortable and fit well. After that the patient will be invited to try them for several days, then come back in for a final check before ordering lenses for the next year. Patients will need to have yearly contact lens exams in order to renew their prescription.
Visit Us for Eye Care and Contact Lenses from an Optometrist on Our Team
If you live in the San Antonio, TX, (210) 520-6353 area and you're interested in contact lenses, give our eyecare office, Vision Plus, a call. We are here to help you get a contact lens exam and eye care from an optometrist on our team.