Anyone who needs vision correction will need to decide whether to wear contacts or traditional glasses. There are good reasons for either choice. At The Eye Doctor Unlimited in College Park, GA, we want to make sure the people we serve get the most out of their contacts. The good news is that just a little bit of knowledge can help you enjoy all the benefits of contact lenses for many years.
Types of Contacts
The first thing to know is the different types of contacts available. Different types of contacts are best suited to different types of vision correction needs and lifestyles.
- Disposable Contacts: These contacts are inserted and removed daily.
- Extended Wear: These are for long-term use and only need to be replaced periodically.
- Toric: These are for moderate astigmatism and must be specially formed to conform to the shape of your eye.
- Bifocal: These have differential focus areas for persons with nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Contact Lens Eye Examination
During your contact lens exam, our optometrist will review your vision history. Next, your vision will be tested and any existing prescription lenses will be replaced with contacts depending on your needs.
During the exam, your optometrist will ask you about your habits, and your work/home life. This is to determine what kinds of lenses are best to suit your needs as well as what type of contacts are right for you.
Next, your eyes will be examined and measured to determine if and in what way your contacts will need to be specially fitted. Once you receive your lenses, our eye doctor will need to see that you can insert and remove the lenses independently.
Learning How to Use Contact Lenses
The process of inserting and removing your contacts must be done with care and precision each time it is done. Our optometrist will provide you with training, written instructions, or both. Once you have contacts, caring for the lenses and your eyes becomes a daily self-care routine that cannot be skipped.
Schedule a Contact Lens Exam with Our Optometrist in College Park, GA
If you think contact lenses are right for you, get in touch with The Eye Doctor Unlimited today. Our optometrist will provide you with a thorough exam to determine what kind of contacts will give you the best results.