you are interested in wearing contact lenses, the first step to
obtaining them is to make an appointment at Central New York
Optometry P.L.L.C. to meet with our optometrist. Be sure to alert our
staff members that you are interested in a contact lens exam, as
there are a few extra steps you need to undergo during your
appointment compared to getting an exam for eyeglasses. Here is some
information about what you can expect during your contact lens exam.
An Introduction On Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are a great option for vision correction for people who do not wish to alter their appearance with the presence of glasses. Contact lenses require daily care to ensure they remain clean. Dirty or broken contact lenses can cause eye troubles. Contact lenses come in several varieties making it easy to choose one that meets your specific needs. Daily or extended wear options are available. You can purchase contact lenses that alter the color of your eyes. They are also available for those with astigmatism or the need for bifocal vision correction.
The Difference Between An Eye Exam And Contact Len Exam
Routine eye examinations and contact lens examinations are slightly different. During each of these exams, your eyes are checked for medical difficulties so that they are treated as necessary. Each type of exam also involves obtaining the right prescription strength so your corrective lenses do their job appropriately. Contact lens examinations require a fitting to ensure they do not shift out of place when they are in your eyes.
What To Expect During A Contact Lens Fitting
Upon your arrival for an eye exam, our practitioner will discuss any troubles you have with your vision. You will need to read a series of letters and/or numbers from a chart and different plates of glass are placed before your eyes to see if they sharpen the images. When your prescription is obtained, you will need to look into a piece of equipment while our optometrist sits opposite you. While they look at your eyes from the other side of the machine, they will measure the circumferences of your irises. This information is used to order the right size contact lenses. You will then be given a set of lenses to try on and our staff will assist with teaching you proper care tactics.
Schedule an Appointment Today!!
If you are in need of a contact lens exam and you live in the City, contact Central New York Optometry P.L.L.C. to make an appointment for an assessment and fitting by our optometrist. Give our practice a call today at (315) 735-7590 for more information about the many services we provide.