Contact lens prescriptions are not included in a comprehensive eye exam because not every person wears contacts! More often than not, your glasses and contact lens prescriptions will be different for a few reasons. One is that the distance from your cornea to the lens varies in glasses and contacts due to vertex distance.
For new and established patients that would like to wear contact lenses, a fitting is required.
What is a fitting?
People come in all shapes and sizes and so do their eyes! A lens that works perfectly for you may not work for someone else. In addition, the tear film varies from one person to another and a healthy corneal surface is needed to increase comfort in your lenses.
Your optometrist is trained to prescribe the best contact lenses for your eyes based on your desired usage, ocular health, and corneal measurements.
Adults and children
Thanks to advances in technology, contact lenses are suitable for most people. Fittings are available for patients of all ages.
Colored or cosmetic
Colored contacts can provide that stand-out look you're going for. Most patients are good candidates for colored lenses, with or without prescription.
Myopia (near-sighted) control
Approximately one-third of the US population is affected by myopia. High myopia is associated with increased risk of sight-threatening problems, such as retinal detachment, choroidal degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Controlling myopic progression in children using special contact lenses has shown to be effective in reducing myopia by up to 50%.
Your optometrist will determine if your child is a good candidate for this treatment.
For patients with keratoconus, severe dry eye, or other corneal disorders that soft contact lenses cannot correct, we offer specialty contacts as an option.