Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
If you are interested in contacts, or you already wear them and are interested in an updated prescription, schedule an appointment for an eye exam.
We have over 100 years combined experience – several staff have been fitting contacts since the early 1970’s.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam
New Contact Wearer
During your eye exam, the doctor will test your vision and your eye health to determine what type of contacts are best for you. There are many different types of contacts, from daily disposables to overnight wear, so your doctor may also ask you general questions about your lifestyle to find out which of these types you’d prefer.
If contact lens are worn improperly or do not fit the wearer, there can be serious consequences. That’s why one of the most important parts of the exam is the contact lens fitting. During your eye exam, the doctor will measure the curvature of your eyes and possibly the size of your pupils. There are different types of contacts for all eye shapes and sizes and for those with problems such as corneal disease, including:
- Hybrid lenses (soft and gas per molded together)
- Scleral lens (larger fits to white of eye)
- Toric lenses (correct astigmatism)
- UV, tinted or transition lenses (help with bright lights)
Your optician will also test the health of your eyes’ surface, so when you come for a follow-up visit after wearing trial lenses, he or she can check for defects and make sure your lens are not damaging your eyes.
At the end of the exam, you’ll select trial lenses so you can determine if the comfort and vision they provide are right for you. If you’re new to contact lens, the doctor will teach you how to insert and remove them, and how to clean and care for them.
Current Contact Wearer
Your exam will be very similar to that of a someone new to contacts, but our doctors can also help you address any problems your’re experiencing such as:
- Dry eye
- Unstable vision
- Discomfort or “scratchy” feeling
What to Expect After a Contact Lens Exam
After wearing the trial lenses for a short period of time, you’ll return for a follow-up visit. Together, you and the doctor will ensure that your trial lenses fit properly, are comfortable and provide good vision. The doctor will then prescribe you a contact lens prescription.
Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam & Fitting
Call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wineland or Dr. Kenny in our Mount Vernon office. Whether you want to change your look, be freed from glasses during your favorite activity, or are experiencing one of the symptoms below, we look forward to helping you find the right contacts:
- Sudden or gradual changes in vision
- Blurred vision
- Spotty vision
- Eye pain or strain
- Recurring headaches