A contact lens exam includes all the vision checks and health screening we do for a traditional eye examination, and more. Here at Prudhomme Vision in Manchester CT we take the time to make sure every pair of contacts fits perfectly for each patient. After your traditional exam is over, you’ll sit down with our optometrist to discuss which contact lenses are right for you. She’ll do additional tests to get the right measurements for your new pair of contacts.
Optometry and Contact Lens Exams
The first step in this exam is to find out what type of contact lenses are right for you. Our doctors of optometry know there are many lifestyle factors that weigh in on which contact lens style is right for you. She’ll ask you a series of questions such as:
- What kind of work do you do?
- Do you play sports?
- How easily do you form habits?
- Are you always rushed for time?
The answers to these and many other questions will help to determine which type of contact lens is right for you. There is a wide variety of lens types to choose from, including daily wear, disposable and rigid gas permeable lenses, and even contact lenses that change the colors of your eyes.
After getting an idea of the type of lens you want, the optometrist will measure the height and width of your eyeballs. She’ll then use a machine called keratometer to measure the curvature of your eyes, to make sure your lenses will sit flush against the surface of your eyeballs. These extra measurements ensure that your new contact lenses will fit comfortably and securely the very first time you wear them.
If you’ve been considering contact lenses, or if you have any other optometry questions, feel free to call our office at (860) 644-3364. We’ll be happy to help answer your questions or make an appointment with one of our optometrists in the Manchester CT area.