Contact Lens Exam
If you wear contact lenses or plan to wear them in the future, you should get a contact lens exam. Because there are several different types of lenses to choose from, finding the best pair for your needs can be overwhelming. At Ideal Eye Care, we will evaluate your eyes and help you choose the right contact lens for your eye health, vision, and lifestyle.
Why a Contact Lens Exam?
If you wear contact lenses, you need a separate eye exam from a routine one. An examination for contact lenses specifically requires extra tests to not only ensure that they meet your eye needs but also that they are a good fit and fit comfortably on your eyes.
If you already wear contacts or are interested in wearing contact lenses, please let us know when you schedule your appointment.
Our Contact Lens Exams
During your contact lens examination, we will evaluate your eyes to find the contact lenses that best fit the size and shape of your eyes. Our optometrist will also check for any eye health problems to ensure that contact lenses are the best choice for you and explain how these issues may affect your comfortability when wearing contacts.
Our contact lens exams in Omaha and Council Bluffs typically include:
- measuring the size of your pupils to find properly fitting contact lenses
- measuring your cornea to determine the curvature and size of your contact lens
- checking if you require a special lens that counteracts flaws on the surface (a toric lens)
- evaluating the tear film to check if you need dry eye care
- determining your eye vision needs
After Your Contact Lens Exam
After your contact lens exam, we will recommend a specific type (or modality) of contact lens for you. The exact lens will vary based on your eye needs, and it may take trying several different brands to determine which one is best for you. Once you find a pair of contact lenses that both meet your needs and are comfortable, your contact lens exam will end with your doctor providing you with a prescription.
Because the right contact lenses depend on a variety of factors, it may take some time to find the best option for you. We may ask you to come back for a follow-up visit after your initial contact lens exam to ensure that you are both able to see properly and can wear your contact comfortably.
To schedule your contact lens examination or just to learn more about the possibility of wearing contacts, reach out to one of our offices today and schedule your appointment.