A contact lens exam is one of the best ways to keep an eye on your vision and overall eye health. At Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens, GA we can take the time to get to know you and your eyes. We will perform an exam to check the health of your eyes and evaluate your vision. We can also go over any concerns you may have about your vision or contact lenses. If you're in need of custom contacts and lenses, read on below to see how an optometrist on our team can help.
When to Get a Contact Lens Exam
There are a few different factors that can affect how often you need a contact Lens exam.
You should get a contact lens exam based on:
- Your age
- Any changes in your vision
- Any new symptoms or problems with your vision
- How well you've been taking care of your lenses
- Pre-existing vision disorders
If you're a first-time contact lens wearer, you'll need to come in for an exam so that we can determine the best type of lens for your eyes.
Custom Contact Lenses
We at Athens Family Vision Clinic can offer custom contact lenses and hard to fit contacts for our patients. We will work with you to find the perfect fit for your eyes. Custom lenses are made to specifically fit the measurements of your eyes.
Hard to fit contact lenses are for patients who have astigmatism or dry eyes. These lenses may require a bit more care, but we will show you how to properly take care of them. They can also help with other vision disorders.
Some examples of hard to fit contacts include:
- Scleral lenses: These are large lenses that cover the entire cornea
- Gas permeable lenses: These are a type of rigid lens that helps improve vision
- Hybrid lenses: These lenses have a gas permeable center with a soft rim
These contacts may be perfect for those with an active lifestyle, have vision disorders or physical eye diseases, and more. They're also great for people who have had trouble finding lenses that fit well in the past.
Get a Contact Lens Exam from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team at Athens Family Vision Clinic
If you're interested in custom or hard to fit contact lenses in Athens, GA, call us at (706) 543-3599 or at (706) 850-7101 for east Athens to schedule an appointment. We at Athens Family Vision Clinic strive to provide the care our patients need. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your next contact lens exam. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect custom contacts for your eyes.