If you wear contact lens, or suspect that you need them, you may think that you can just order contact lenses off the internet. However, doing so can leave you vulnerable to damage from contact lenses that aren’t the right fit for your eyes. A contact lens exam in Piano and Celina can evaluate your eyes, determine the right type of contact lens for your eyes, and ensure that your eyes have not sustained damage from contact lenses in the past.
What happens during a contact lens exam
During an exam, one of our optometrists will look at your eyes. They may adjust the strength of your prescription, especially if you currently wear eyeglasses and are transitioning to wearing contacts for the first time. This often happens since contacts sit in your eye, instead of beside your eye as glasses do. Contact lenses differ in their thickness, curvature, and shape. To ensure that you get the best possible fit, you really do need to have an exam. During this time, optometrists will ensure that your eyes are healthy and can catch any eye problems, such as corneal ulcers or bacterial infections, and treat them responsibly.
The importance on a contact lens exam
To long-term contact lens wearers, the lenses may seem easy. However, they were definitely not always easy to use. At this time, our optometrist will also talk with you about how to care for and store your contact lenses. Improper care of contact lenses can result in their contamination with bacteria. If you are new to wearing contacts, your optometrist can demonstrate how to safely and securely put them in so that you do not accidentally damage your eyes in the process.
If you have vision problems, it is always a good idea to have an annual eye exam to check your vision and the condition of your eyes, and update your prescription if it is needed. This is an important part of maintaining your overall health and caring for your vision. Have you scheduled your contact lens exam for 2015?