Contact Lens Exams

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A contact lens examination differs from a standard eye exam. This is because it’s a specialist procedure meant to determine the ideal fit for your distinctive eyes as well as confirm that your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses.

At Pasadena Eye Care in Pasadena, MD, our optometrist is trained to ensure your contact lens exams go smoothly. If you are interested in getting a contact lenses from an eye doctor near you because you are near sighted or close sighted, give us a call.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Although the processes of a contact lens exams may seem to be tedious, an eye exam has to come first. This is to help make sure your eyes are healthy and prepared for contact lenses.

Contact Lens Fitting

At Pasadena Eye Care, our optometrist will take measurements of your eyes during the fitting process. This stage will involve determining the extent of your refractive error and the what kind of contact lenses may be best for you. Especially if you have certain eye conditions, like astigmatism or keratoconus.

There are different types of contact lenses, such as gas-permeable and soft lenses. As such, the type of contact lens that best suits your needs for vision and lifestyle needs to be determined using the proper tests.

Trying the Contact Lenses

At this stage, our optometrist will give you the trial lenses to try on. Although changing to contact lenses takes some getting used to, our optometrist will be there to help you so don’t panic if it feels a little unusual at first.

Remember, keeping good eye health and making sure your lenses last for as much time as possible requires proper lens care. This means you must clean your contact lenses regularly and wear them according to the suggested timetable. Failing to do so can cause corneal scratches and eye infections.

Get a Vision Test and Astigmatism Treatment from an Optometrist Near You

Although it could seem overwhelming at first, don’t worry, our optometrist at Pasadena Eye Care will help ensure the process of fitting contact lenses goes as smoothly as possible. Call us at (401) 437-6000 to schedule a contact lens exam or vision test with our optometrist near you at our eye clinic in Pasadena, MD. If you are near sighted or close sighted, we are here to help.

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