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Contact Lens Exams

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Contact Lens Exams for Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton

No one likes to be told they have a refractive error that calls for corrective lenses, but contact lenses make such correction simple, convenient, and "invisible." To make sure that you get the best possible contact lens experience, you must be prepared to have a second exam on top of your comprehensive eye and vision testing. A contact lens exam at Bruce Coward & Associates can make all the difference in your comfort, visual acuity, and overall contact lens satisfaction in Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton.

Why Optometrists Administer Contact Lens Exams

When our eye doctor tests your vision and writes a corrective prescription, you’ll have all the information you need to get fitted for a pair of eyeglasses. However, since contact lenses are going to sit directly on your eye tissues, they require an extra degree of precision and consideration in their fitting. That's the purpose of the contact lens exam. This evaluation helps optometrists point you toward the correct type of contact lenses for your individual eye structure, health, and personal preferences. The factors we consider during a contact lens exam include:

Your Corrective Prescription - Regular soft contacts can correct simple or mild refractive issues well enough, but they may not be sufficient for strong prescriptions or optical complications such as presbyopia or keratoconus.

Ocular Wellness Or Medical Issues - Dry eye can sometimes be worsened by certain kinds of contact lenses. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is a chronic irritation caused by a reaction to contact lens debris -- which some lenses collect more readily than others.

Your Eye Measurements - Your contact lenses must fit perfectly, which is why we measure your corneal contours, pupil diameter and iris diameter with great accuracy.

Lifestyle - Do you want to wear your contact for several days in a row, or would you rather have a fresh pair every day? These considerations may factor into the final selection.

Fitting You with the Ideal Contact Lenses

Once we understand your specific needs, we can fit you any kind of contact lenses you may require. In addition to disposable or extended-wear soft contacts, we can provide specialized lenses for hard-to-fit situations, such as strong prescriptions, presbyopia, advanced astigmatism, keratoconus, dry eye, GPC, and any other issues that need to be addressed.

Call Our Eye Doctor for an Appointment

If you're going to get contact lenses, make sure you're getting the right ones for optimal results. Call Bruce Coward & Associates at our Belleville, Brighton, or Trenton office to schedule a contact lens exam!