If you’re considering a switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, you’ll need to schedule a contact lens exam to ensure you get an accurate prescription and fitting for the contacts you need. These frequently asked questions provide more information about this exam and why it’s essential to acquire contact lenses at Legacy Optical.

What is a contact lens exam?

A contact lens exam is an evaluation to determine the type and size of contacts best suited for you. Anyone making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses will be required to take a contact lens exam.

How does a contact lens exam differ from a regular eye exam?

Routine eye exams test your eye health and visual acuity, which may also involve eye focus, movement, and teaming. During a contact lens exam, not only will we determine your prescription, but our Hampton Bays optometrist will also measure the pupil and cornea of your eye to see what size of contacts you’ll need. We’ll also evaluate the shape and health of your corneas to determine what kind of contacts are best suited for you.

Do I need an annual exam? 

We recommend our patients schedule annual eye exams so we can monitor their eye health and see if there have been any changes in their vision. During a routine exam, we can also ensure your contacts continue to provide you with optimal sight. As contacts rest on the surface of your eye, there’s a greater risk of developing eye infections or other eye issues that can negatively impact the effectiveness of your contacts.

Do contact lens prescriptions expire?

Like eyeglass prescriptions, contact lens prescriptions expire. Contact lens prescriptions are generally good for a year. Our optometrist offers the necessary testing to ensure your prescription stays up to date.

See Our Hampton Bays Optometrist for Your Contact Lens Exam

Contact Legacy Optical in Hampton Bays at 631-728-3132 today to learn more about contact lenses or schedule your next eye exam.

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