At Contemporary Eye Care, our optometrists have been fitting specialty contact lenses for years and have seen some incredible changes in that time. It is very important that your Brooklyn contact lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape, and specific needs. With many different styles of contact lenses, it is best to inform yourself about the contact lens exam and fitting, as well as the various types of lenses.
First of all, a routine eye exam is not the same as a contact lens exam. For contact lens wearers, a contact lens exam is necessary to ensure the lenses are fitting both eyes properly and that the health of the eyes is not harmed by the contact lenses. If you wear or want Brooklyn contact lenses, you will need a contact lens exam in addition to comprehensive eye testing. Our optometrist will perform special tests during a contact lens exam to evaluate your vision with contacts. One test, for example, will measure your eye surface to determine what size and type of contacts are best for you. With the results of the tests, our eye doctor can provide a contact lens prescription that is the right fit for your eyes. An improper fitting or prescription of contacts can damage the health of the eyes. Once your exam is complete, it is time to decide which type of contact lenses offered at our optical store are best for you; hard or soft lenses, extended wear or daily disposable, multifocal, toric, or ortho-k lenses. Choosing the contact lenses that are right for you depends on your vision and comfort. Regardless, we will help you find the lenses best suited for your particular prescription, eye shape, and specific needs.
If you would like to learn more about the types of Brooklyn contact lenses we offer, we recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding contact lens exams and testing, or any of our other services, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.