Contact lens exams are not the same as routine eye exams. Contact lens wearers should see their optometrist annually for a specific contact lens exam. Regular exams with an eye doctor help contact lens wearers maintain optimal vision care and ensure the eyes' health is not affected by wearing contact lenses. We here at Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens, GA, can help you with all your eye care needs, including scheduling a contact lens exam.
What Is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
A comprehensive eye exam is an essential part of caring for your overall health and wellness. It does not matter if you need prescription eyeglasses or not; having a routine eye exam can help examine any underlying health conditions and monitor possible changes in your eye's health. In addition, our optometrist can look into your eyes and check for signs of severe health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension.
During the comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will test the sharpness of your vision and determine a prescription strength. Additionally, they will check the fluid pressure of your eyes and how well they work together.
How Does a Contact Lens Exam Differ?
Those who wear or want to wear contact lenses need to have a contact lens exam in addition to their routine comprehensive eye exam. Our eye doctor will perform additional tests to evaluate your vision while wearing contacts. They will also measure the eye's surface to determine the size and type of contacts best for your vision needs. Finally, a tear film evaluation can help the eye doctor ensure your eyes produce enough tears to wear contact lenses comfortably.
At the end of the contact lens exam, our eye doctor will give you a pair of contact lenses to wear as a test. Then you will return to our optometrist for a final evaluation, and if all looks good, they will prescribe contact lenses.
What Is a Contact Lens Prescription?
Once our eye doctor has determined which contact lenses best fit your vision care needs, they will give you a prescription. This prescription can be used to order new contact lenses throughout the upcoming year. The prescription includes the brand name and material of the contact lenses prescribed to you.
Call to Schedule Your Eye Exam Today
Vision care should be a priority for your overall health and wellness. Having routine eye exams along with a contact lens exam can help get your eyes ready to wear contact lenses. Call Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens, GA, at (706) 850-7101 to schedule a contact lens exam with our optometrist.