Contact Lens Exams
If you wear contact lenses or plan to wear contact lenses, then you will need a contact lens exam. The doctors at Omaha Primary EyeCare will evaluate your eye health and vision and consult with you on your lifestyle and hobbies to ensure we recommend the right contact lens for your eye health, vision, and lifestyle. There are many exciting options now for contact lens wearers to accommodate astigmatism, presbyopia, and more.
What does a contact lens exam include?
During a contact lens exam, an optometrist at Omaha Primary EyeCare will evaluate the size and shape of your eye to find a lens that fits your eye properly. Our optometrist will also check for any eye health issues that could affect how comfortable it will be for you to wear contact lenses.
Specifically, a contact lens exam can include:
- Measuring your cornea to determine the curvature and size of your contact lens. Astigmatism may require you to wear a toric lens (a special type of lens that counteracts flaws on the surface).
- Measuring the size of your pupils to find contacts that fit best on your eyes.
- Evaluation of the tear film to determine if you have a condition known as dry eye.
Once these tests are complete, the doctor will recommend the contact lenses best suited for your visual needs and provide you with a contact lens prescription. This prescription will designate contact lens power, a base curve (a shape matching the curvature of your eye), and diameter.
How are contact lenses fitted?
The doctor at Omaha Primary EyeCare will select a well-fitting lens based on the measurement of your corneal curvature. Once an appropriate lens is found, the doctor will work with you to make sure your lenses fit comfortably on the surface of your eye and provide clear vision.
Learning to insert and remove contact lenses is an important step in contact lens safety and comfortability. We’ll help educate you on this process and take our time to make sure you are comfortable before you leave our office with your contacts. You will learn how to properly put in and take out your contacts, clean and care for your lenses, and be advised of the best wearing habits to ensure comfort.
Contact lens follow-up exams
Following your contact lens exam, you may find that wearing your contacts is less comfortable than you originally thought it would be. We offer contact lens follow-up exams where your doctor will examine the fit of your lenses. Your eye doctor will make modifications if needed, such as switching to a different type of lens, and work with you to find solutions to any areas of concern that may arise.
Interested in the freedom that comes from wearing contact lenses? Contact our office today to schedule a contact lens exam and find the perfect lenses for your eyes.