We Provide Expert Contact Lens Fittings for Healthy Vision
The sharp eyesight, convenience, and comfort of contact lenses makes them a popular choice for our Copperas Cove patients who need vision correction. And nowadays, there is a huge range of contact lenses on the market to choose from. Yet that doesn’t mean all of them are right for you.
Not all contact lenses are the same, and you need a pair that both provides clear vision and promotes your quality eye health. Only a professional contact lens exam can determine which type of lens is best for your condition. To get started with lenses, book your contacts exam in our Copperas Cove eye care center.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Exam?
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Our eye doctor will check your eyes thoroughly, using more detailed, personalized testing than a standard vision test. Along with determining your precise vision prescription for lens powers, we will evaluate your eyes to diagnose or rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with wearing contacts. For this purpose, our office is outfitted with state-of-the-art optometric technology.
In addition to performing a comprehensive contacts exam, your eye doctor will ask you questions about your lifestyle and visual expectations. Before your visit, it is helpful for you to consider the following:
- Do you want contact lenses to wear daily, or only for special activities – such as sports and holidays?
- How frequently do you want to replace your lenses? Daily, weekly, or monthly?
- Are you interested in changing your eye color?
- If you have presbyopia, would you want multifocal contact lenses, or contacts for distance with reading glasses for close vision?
Contact Lens Fitting
After your eye exam and consultation about your preferences, our eye doctor will measure your eyes. Just as shoes aren’t one-size-fits-all, neither are eyes. There are corneal variations, and our Copperas Cove eye doctor will take highly accurate measurements with the aid of a keratometer.
To ensure that you receive the ideal size and material of contact lenses, we’ll evaluate corneal curvature, iris size, and pupil size, as well as assess the amount of lubrication in your tears.
Your contact lens prescription will include:
- Power of each lens
- Base curve (lens curvature)
- Lens diameter
- Manufacturer and brand-name of lenses
Contact Lens Trial
The most efficient way to see if your contacts are comfortable and give great vision is often to try them on! After your contacts exam is finished, we’ll issue your prescription and instruct you on proper insertion and care for your lenses.
Once the lenses are in your eyes, we’ll assess the fit and check how they move. At this point, your feedback about how the contacts feel is essential. Now it’s time to wear your contact lenses home. To keep watch on your eye health and visual acuity, we advise you to return for regular follow-up contact lens exams.
To learn more about contact lenses and to get started with wearing them, contact us to book your contacts exam with our experienced optometrists in Copperas Cove.