Contact Lens Exams

If you have thought about getting contact lenses, you may wonder what is in store for you at the appointment. If you live in or around the Old Greenwich area and you’ve recently considered contact lenses, schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Greenwich Eye Care. Our office is available for routine examinations, help with glasses and contact lens selection, pediatric contact lens assistance, and more.


Your Vision History Is Evaluated

Upon your arrival at our office, you will be requested to fill out some paperwork pertaining to your vision needs. If you have information from another optometrist that you’ve seen previously, bring it along to attach it to your paperwork. Be sure to note any medical conditions you have as well as any medications you are currently taking. Our optometrist will consider these factors as part of the contact lens fitting process.

A Full Exam Is Conducted

A contact lens exam is much like an examination for eyeglasses. Your eyes are checked for any abnormalities using non-invasive procedures. We use top-of-the-line equipment to check your eye health in detail. If you would like your eyes to be dilated for extensive testing, please bring along someone to your appointment to drive you home as you will likely have blurry vision from the eye drops that are used. After your eye health is checked, we will then have you read a chart of numbers and/or letters to determine your prescription strength. Your examination will also include a contact lens fitting. This is done by looking into a machine without blinking for several seconds.

The Right Lenses Are Prescribed

After your examination, our optometrist will recommend certain contact lens brands that will work well for your prescription and medical needs. We have some contact lenses in-house for you to try on during your appointment. If you have never worn contact lenses, our staff will instruct you on the proper way to place them in and remove them from your eyes. We will also show you how to clean your contact lenses. We can also help you order contact lenses if we do not have them available for purchase at the time of your visit. Be sure to ask us about colored contacts, pediatric contact lenses, or lenses for astigmatism.

If you are ready for contact lenses, call Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich to get started. Our optometrist is available to answer any questions you may have about our services. We offer convenient hours in a comfortable setting. Call us today at (203) 698-5049 to learn more.

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