Contact Lens Exam
During a contact lens exam and fitting at Hanna Eye Care, our eye doctor will evaluate your eye health and vision and ask about your lifestyle and hobbies to ensure we recommend the best–fitting contact lens for your specific needs. Many new contact lenses accommodate astigmatism, presbyopia, and other conditions that make it difficult to wear contacts. So, even if you were told in the past that you can’t wear contact lenses, we may be able to help!
What to expect during a contact lens exam
If possible, we will perform both your contact lens exam and comprehensive eye exam during the same office visit. However, if we feel that more time is needed to give you the best possible care, we’ll schedule a separate appointment specifically for your contact lens exam.
- During the contact lens exam, we will evaluate the size and shape of your eyes and will also check for any eye health issues that may affect your comfort while wearing contact lenses.
- Our eye doctor will measure your cornea to determine the curvature and size of your contact lens and will also measure the size of your pupils. Astigmatism may require you to wear a toric lens (a special type of lens that counteracts flaws on the surface).
- Our doctor may also evaluate your tear film to determine if you have a condition known as dry eye syndrome, which can affect your ability to wear contacts comfortably.
Following these tests, we will prescribe the right contact lenses for you based on your lifestyle needs and your eye health and shape. In many cases, you’ll be able to try on lenses the same day as your exam. We may even provide you with trial contact lenses and ask you to wear them for a week or so. You will then come back for a follow-up exam to ensure the contacts fit comfortably and provide you with clear vision.
You will also receive a contact lens prescription that specifies the contact lens type, power, base curve (a shape matching the curvature of your eye), and diameter.
Why do I need an exam for contact lenses?
Contact lenses are considered medical devices because they sit directly on the eyes and can impact your eye health if not fitted correctly. That’s why you need to get a contact lens exam and prescription for contact lenses from a qualified eye doctor. When you schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Hanna Eye Care, let us know if you wear or plan to wear contacts. We will then make sure to perform the contact lens exam during your appointment or schedule a separate appointment for your contact lens exam.
Schedule a contact lens exam in Jacksonville
Our eye doctors, Dr. Hanna and Dr. Purdy, have expertise in successfully fitting patients with the right contact lenses for their visual needs, eye health, and lifestyle. Whether you’re already a contact lens wearer or you’re interested in trying them for the first time, a contact lens exam is essential to ensure a proper fit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your contact lens exam and let us help you fully enjoy the benefits of contact lenses!