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Contact Lens Exam at Eyes Over Copley, Your Eye Doctor near Boston
At Eyes Over Copley, our experienced and trusted professionals are here to help you get the vision and eye care you need. A contact lens exam is a bit different than the traditional eye and vision exam. Because it is a bit more thorough, your eye doctor near Boston will take a bit more time to examine your eyes and provide you with the best possible options. If you want to wear contact lenses for the first time, or you are in need of a new prescription, come in to see our team for the guidance you need.
Why Is a Contact Lens Exam Important?
A contact lens exam provides a more thorough look at your eyes. It still includes the visual acuity testing and eye health examinations. However, it goes a step further in looking at the size and shape of your eyes. This will allow our team to determine which type of contact lenses will work best in your eyes. You can expect our team to provide you with an opportunity to discuss numerous types of lenses including disposable and hard contacts, daily wear products and extended wear products. We’ll discuss what’s best for your needs. All of this is important to ensuring your vision remains the highest possible once you leave our office.
We recommend annual contact lens examinations. This is the best way for our team to provide you with the ongoing care you need. Vision changes over time. With annual exams, we can pinpoint any changes in your prescription to further improve your vision.
What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam with Your Optometrist
When you come in for an eye exam with your optometrist, we’ll conduct a thorough vision examination. This includes using several acuity tests – such as asking you to read letters on a wall and up close. We’ll also use several devices placed in front of the eyes to accurately measure your prescription needs. The contact lenses are then selected based on the discussion we have about your needs.
If this is your first time wearing contacts, our team will provide a full fitting. During a contact lens fitting, we’ll teach you how to hold the contacts, how to insert them, how to remove them, and how to take care of them. These are important steps since not caring for your contacts can damage your eyes. We’ll let you have an opportunity to try to put them in and take them out several times as well.
In most cases, you’ll be able to take your new contact lenses home with you on the day of your appointment and eye exam. If you need hard-to-fit or unique prescriptions, you may need to come back for your contact lens fitting. Most often, we’ll have the contacts you need in stock.
Schedule an Appointment for Contact Lenses with Your Eye Doctor in Boston
Schedule an eye exam with your eye doctor today in Boston to discuss contact lenses. Eyes Over Copley is ready to help you improve your vision. Call us today: 617-859-0630.