Greenwich Eye Care Location

(203) 698-5049

Pro Eye Care Location

(203) 202-0202

Contact Lens Exams

Contact lenses offer a convenient and effective solution for vision correction, which allows wearers to see clearly without glasses. However, to ensure optimal eye health and vision quality, it is essential to undergo a contact lens exam. Before visiting Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich and Darien, CT, learn more about these exams below:

Contact Lens Exam

The Purpose of a Contact Lens Exam

A contact lens exam serves several important purposes. Firstly, it allows our optometrists to evaluate the overall health of the eyes, including the cornea, conjunctiva, and surrounding tissues. This evaluation helps identify any underlying issues or conditions that may affect the ability of wearing contact lenses. Additionally, the exam assesses the specific curvature and size of the cornea to determine the most appropriate type of contact lens for each patient.

Assessment of Visual Acuity and Prescription

During a contact lens exam, visual acuity is measured to identify the level of vision correction needed. This involves reading an eye chart at various distances to assess how well the patient can see with and without corrective lenses. Based on the results, an accurate prescription is determined to ensure the proper fit and power of the contact lenses. Unlike glasses, contact lenses sit directly on the surface of the eye, so an exact prescription is crucial for optimal vision correction.

Fitting and Trial of Contact Lenses

Once the prescription is determined, the next step is the fitting and trial of contact lenses. This process involves selecting the appropriate type of lenses based on factors such as material, design, and wearing schedule. The lenses are then placed on the eyes, and their fit and comfort are assessed. It may take some time to find the right fit, so patience is key during this process. Trial lenses allow patients to experience wearing contact lenses before committing to a specific type or brand.

Education and Training for Proper Lens Care

In addition to fitting the lenses, a contact lens exam also includes education and training on proper lens care and maintenance. Our eye doctors will show you how to insert and remove lenses safely, how to clean and disinfect them, and how to store them properly when not in use. Proper lens care is essential for preventing eye infections and maintaining optimal eye health. It’s important to follow the instructions provided by our optometrists to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of the contact lenses.

Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam Today

If you are due for a contact lens exam or experiencing any issues with your current lenses, our team at Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich and Darien, CT, can help. We are dedicated to providing personalized care and helping you achieve clear vision. To schedule your appointment, contact our Old Greenwich office at (203) 698-5049 or our Darien location at (203) 202-0202 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist!

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