Contact lenses can make it easier for you to see clearly and remove the need for you to wear glasses. That can be better for certain types of environments, and for convenience and safety, as well. If you are getting a contact lens exam, you want to know what to expect. Fortunately, we are here to help with that. At Legacy Optical in Hampton Bays, we can help you understand what the exam involves, so you will be prepared when you come to get a checkup and can get your questions about contact lenses answered. Especially if you have never had contact lenses before, you will want to find out which options will be right for you.
An Introduction to Contact Lenses
Getting contacts can be exciting, and it also gives you some opportunities to stop wearing glasses, change your eye color, and see more sharply than you ever have before. But you also need to know about any risks to your eye health, how to care for your lenses properly, and when you should call your eye doctor if you're experiencing a problem or you have questions. There are hard and soft lenses, and some are made for extended wear while others are for daily use. Your eye doctor can help you decide which ones are right for you.
The Difference Between an Eye Exam and a Contact Lens Exam
In a standard eye exam, your eye health will be looked at and you will also be given a vision test to see what prescription you need. Those things are done in a contact lens exam, too, but you will also have your eye measured to make sure how much curvature it has and what size of lens will fit you properly. While soft lenses are more flexible in how they fit, hard lenses are not as forgiving. They need to fit your eye correctly to stay in place.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam
During your exam, you can expect a thorough vision screening, an examination of your eye health, and measurements of your eye. You may also try out some different lenses and see how they feel. That can help you decide which lenses are going to be the most comfortable for your needs, and which will fit your lifestyle the best.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Suffolk County Eye Doctor
If you are ready to get your lenses or have an exam to see if they are right for you, we are here to help you get started on that process. Call Legacy Optical today at (631) 728-3132 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.