Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting
At Ginter Eyecare Center, our goal is to give you the best eye care possible in a comfortable environment. If you chose to wear contact lenses as well as glasses, our optometrists will consult with you to find the correct type of lenses that fit with your lifestyle. Every eye is shaped a little differently, and our optometrists are experts at fitting lenses to eyes. For a truly comfortable contact lens experience, the extra time we take will make all the difference.
Our Lubbock Optometrists Explain Contact Lens Exam
A comprehensive eye exam will include an extensive vision evaluation as well as checks for vision health and to rule out diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts. A contact lens exam takes it one step further. Contact lens must lay flush against the eyeball in order to be comfortable and to provide clear vision. To make sure your contacts fit correctly, our doctor will measure your eye’s length and width, as well as finding out the curvature of the eyeball. These measurements will make sure your lenses fit comfortably and give you optimal vision correction.
Our Eye Doctors Talk About Contact Lens Fitting
Once your contact lens have been made and delivered, you’ll work with one of our eye doctors to fit the lenses onto your eyes. If you’re new to contact lens, one of our contact lens specialists will teach you the correct way to put in the lenses and take them out again, as well as the correct way to clean them, if needed. Disposable lenses get tossed at the end of each day, but other types will need cleaning after each time you wear them. Cleaning your lenses correctly is crucial to make sure you don’t develop eye infections or damage your lenses.
Your fitting may take more time if you need a specialty type of contact lens. Depending on the shape of your eyes and your particular vision problems, we may need to fit you with specialty lenses. Some of the more common varieties are:
- Toric lenses for those with astigmatism
- Keratoconus lenses for patients with damaged or sensitive corneas
- Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, lenses. You wear these lenses at night, and they correct your eyesight overnight. Take out the lenses in the morning, and keep them off until night time again.
- Bifocal contact lens for patients, especially older ones, who have developed difficulty focusing close up as well as far away
- Colored contact lens for those who want to change the look of their eyes
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No matter what type of lens you wear, our patient team will work with you until you’re comfortable putting in and taking out your lenses without mistakes. You’ll leave our office knowing exactly how to wear and care for your new contact lens.
If you have any questions about contact lens, or any other optometry topics, call Ginter Eyecare Center at 806-798-8820. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, or to make an appointment that fits in with your busy lifestyle.