If you want to wear contacts, the first thing you need to do is get a contact lens exam. A contact lens exam is different from a comprehensive eye exam and will determine what lenses you need. At Helena Vision Care in Helena, AL, our optometrist performs contact lens exams and provides a variety of other eye care services. Our team will determine what eyewear you need to get the best vision. We can also answer any questions you have about contacts.
What Is a Contact Lens Exams?
A contact lens exam includes several parts. Our optometrist, Dr. Jamie Reid, may include a routine eye exam to ensure that your eyes are healthy. We will also look at the measurements of your eyes and determine if you are a good fit for contacts. Some people are more compatible with contact lenses than others. In order to get contacts, our optometrist needs get proper measurements of the size and shape of your eyes and look for any eye conditions that could play a role in the type of contact lenses that will work the best for you. During your exam, our optometrist will determine:
- Your cornea measurements
- The size of your pupils and irises
- The amount and quality of your tear film to determine the presence or risk of dry eyes
You may also may be asked simple questions about your lifestyle in order to determine whether daily wear, extended wear, or specialty contacts might be the best fit for you. You may need to try a few lenses to determine what will be most comfortable and properly correct your vision.
Hard to Fit Contacts
If Dr. Jamie Reid determines that you have an eye health issue or other condition, you are hard to fit for contacts. Certain conditions, like an abnormally shaped cornea or dry eye, require specialty contact lenses. Conditions such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus, and giant papillary conjunctivitis also require special lenses. Our optometrist will determine if you need bifocal lenses, scleral lenses, or other specialty lenses.
Visit Our Optometrist in Helena, AL for Contact Lens Exams
If you want to wear contacts, we can help. At Helena Vision Care in Helena, AL, we provide contact lens exams. Our optometrist, Dr. Jamie Reid, will determine what lenses you need to see clearly and comfortably. We offer a variety of other eye care services as well. Our goal is to keep your eye health and vision at their best. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.