Contact lens exams, like all regular eye exams, allow your eye doctor to take a thorough look at the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Doing this regularly — about once a year — also lets your eye doctor keep a close eye on any changes to your vision before they become serious.
However, if you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s important to make sure that your lenses fit both your eyes and your vision properly. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, a contact lens exam will also involve a contact lens fitting.
Contact lenses are medical devices, so you need a contact lens prescription in order to buy them, and your eye doctor is required to make sure that your vision examination for your contact lens prescription involves finding the right fit for your lenses. A contact lens fitting involves both a consultation and measurement.
For some, fittings can be completed in one day (for example: no change in prescription and good ocular health), and for others may require a return visit to the office (most contact lens exams require a follow up, at no additional charge to the contact lens fitting fees). Our doctors and technicians will work with you to make sure that you are comfortable with inserting and removing the contact lens, and we also want to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the type of lens and prescription that you are given.
Nowadays, lenses offer a lot more than vision correction. They can be customized to fit your lifestyle, too. There's choice and value for everyone.