Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses. Many people who require correction to see clearly prefer contacts instead of glasses. Most people who prefer contacts do so because they provide a more natural appearance. Others prefer them because contacts make working out and playing sports easier. If you are considering contact lenses, you will need a contact lens exam. Contact our family eye doctors to schedule an appointment at Advanced Eyecare.
Discuss Your Lifestyle
Our optometrists will need to know a bit about your lifestyle so we can figure out what type of contacts will be best suited for you. There are several types of contacts available. You can be fit with contacts that need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. Some lenses can be worn for 30 days straight without needing to be removed.
Your contact lens prescription will be different than your eyeglass prescription. This is because eyeglass lenses sit a couple of inches away from your eyes, and contacts sit directly on the cornea. During your contact lens exam, the eye doctor will test your eyes to determine your new prescription.
Contact Lens Instructions
Our eye doctor will give you a pair of trial contacts to wear for a couple of weeks to make sure that you can see clearly and that they are comfortable. Before you can leave with the contacts, you will need to be able to insert them, remove them, and take care of them properly. During your contact lens exam, a tech will teach you what you need to know.
Before you leave the optometrist's office, you will need to schedule a follow-up appointment. Our optometrist will want to see you in a week or two to ensure that you can see clearly and that the contacts are comfortable. If everything is fine, you can order your contact lens supply at this time. If not, our optometrist will make the necessary changes.
Visit Advanced Eyecare for Your New Contact Lenses
If you are thinking about getting contact lenses, the first step is to schedule a contact lens exam at Advanced Eyecare. Our family eye doctors treat patients of all ages. We also have a pediatric eye doctor on staff. Advanced Eyecare treats patients in Raytown, Raymore, Blue Springs, and the surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule an appointment or contact us through our website by using our online contact form.