Since contact lenses were invented, they have become one of the most popular methods for correcting vision. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. If you have a vision problem and prefer contact lenses to glasses, you first need to get a contact lens exam. Are you looking for an eye clinic in Darien or Old Greenwich where you can get quality contacts and eyecare? Contact Greenwich Eye Care to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.
Are Contact Lens Exams Necessary?
To get contact lenses for vision correction, you need to have a valid prescription from our eye doctors. This is because contact lenses are a medical device that is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A contact lens exam is also necessary to make sure that you get the most suitable lenses that fit your eyes. Custom-made contact lenses are the wisest choice because they are tailored to the specific measurements of your eyes, making them comfortable throughout the wear.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam
During a contact lens exam, our optometrist will do the following:
- Test your vision: A vision assessment helps our eye doctor determine what prescription you need.
- Evaluate the health of your eyes: This is to make sure that your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses.
- Determine the right type of contact lenses for you: There are different types of contact lenses available, including daily wear, extended wear, and disposable lenses. Our eye doctors will help you choose the most suitable type.
- Measure your eyes: This is to make sure that the contact lenses you get fit your eyes perfectly. Contacts that do not fit well can cause eye irritation and other problems.
After the contact lens exam, our optometrist will have a prescription for the lenses that best suit you based on your needs and your preferences. As we mentioned earlier, custom-made contact lenses are the best type because they are made specifically for your eyes. That means that you can enjoy better vision and comfort.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are looking for quality contact lenses, Greenwich Eye Care in Darien and Old Greenwich, CT, is here to help. We will perform a comprehensive contact lens examination and help you get the perfect pair of contacts to correct your vision. Call our team today at (203) 698-5049 to schedule our appointment!