What’s a Contact Lens Exam?

Do you want contact lenses? The first step is to see the eye doctor in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area for a contact lens exam. You know what to expect from a standard eye exam if you’ve got corrective lenses. Contact lens exams are different. Contact lens exams are a prerequisite to getting contacts. Here’s what you can expect when you come to the eye doctor.

What’s a contact lens exam?

A contact lens exam is a type of exam that an eye doctor performs to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for contact lenses. During a contact lens exam, the eye doctor will check the curve and diameter of your eyes and will determine if your eyes produce enough tears to wear standard contacts. People who have dry eyes need a special type of lens.

How are contact lens exams different from standard eye exams?

During a standard eye exam, the focus of the exam is on determining how healthy your eyes are and whether you need corrective lenses. During a contact lens exam, it’s been determined that you need corrective lenses, and the eye doctor is now trying to decide which type of contact lenses would be best for your eyes.

After the contact lens exam, what happens next?

Once you’ve had a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will order the type of lenses that will fit your eyes. If you would like specialty lenses (like colored contacts), talk to your eye doctor before the order is placed. Once the lenses are ready, you’ll come back to the eye doctor for a contact lens fitting. Your eye doctor will show you how to use your contacts and talk about maintaining your contacts.

Are you interested in wearing contact lenses? Call today to schedule your contact lens exam in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.

Why Choose Specialty Contact Lenses?

Lappen Eye Care specialty contact lenses are one of the best methods to improve your daily eye care routine. If you are looking for customizable lenses that fit right, just for you, our lens specialists are some of the best consultants and service providers for contact lenses in Pittsburgh, PA.

Alternatives to Eyeglasses

Contact lenses were first created in the 1800s, much to many people’s surprise – and have come a long way. Glasses have been around for much longer, but present certain difficulties in your life. Furthermore, contact lenses are necessarily created to fully replace your eyeglasses, but as a compliment to them. Our lens specialists can speak with you about your needs, and prescribe a solution that fits your lifestyle.

Do your glasses shake when driving or walking? Do they blur up at inopportune moments? Are they restricting certain physical activities? These are just some of the questions that we have the answers to here at Lappen Eye Care.

Better Fit and Comfort

Contact lenses may be a solution, but specialty contact lenses aim to fix the issue altogether. These lenses help to ameliorate or reduce discomfort in the following conditions:

  • Irregular corneas
  • Dry eyes
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Keratoconus
  • Redness

Contact lenses are largely standardized, and some healthcare professionals may advise you to avoid contact lenses altogether. This is simply not true in the case of specialty contacts, where they are not only able to align with your condition but help to correct it where possible.

Choose Speciality Contact Lenses in Pittsburgh, PA

Lappen Eye Care is the leading specialty contact lens specialty and eye care provider in the area. During your free consultative appointment, your eye care professional will be able to quickly ascertain your needs and make powerful recommendations.