If youâ€™ve been looking for contact lenses, contact Eye Site in Katy or Houston, TX, for a contact lens exam. We can determine the suitability of contact lenses for you and prescribe the appropriate type based on your vision correction and eye health. Here is a comprehensive overview of the process, including what to expect and how to prepare to get the most out of your exam.
What Is a Contact Lens Exam?
A contact lens exam, or a contact lens fitting, is a specialized eye examination conducted by our eye care professional. This process differs from a regular eye exam. While a routine exam examines your visual acuity and general eye health, a contact lens exam determines your eye's candidacy by analyzing your eyesâ€™ anatomy.
What to Expect
During the process, our optometrist will evaluate various components of your eyes, including a tear film evaluation for dry eye management, cornea size, curvature, and pupil or iris size. All these are examined using various tools and methods. Our optometrist will determine the most suitable process to evaluate your eye health.
If youâ€™ve never had contact lenses, this exam will also include instructions on handling your contacts. Our optometrist will discuss the risks of wearing contacts, including dry eye, irritation, and infection, and how to prevent them. We may ask questions about your eye history, lifestyle, and preferences to determine the best option.
How to Prepare
Before going for a contact lens exam, one of the most important things to do is remember your lens preferences and lifestyle to know what type of lenses would suit you best. Our optometrist will guide you, but our recommendations will be based on your answers.
Consider any eye issues you struggle with, and share them with our optometrist. Contact lens use can trigger or worsen some conditions, so be honest about your eye health, including any previous issues.
Visit Eye Site Clinic for a Contact Lens Exam
A contact lens exam is essential to ensure contact lenses are comfortable and provide clear vision. It's crucial to follow our eye care professional's recommendations and guidelines to maintain good eye health and enjoy the benefits of contacts. Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor your eye health and the condition of your contact lenses. Our eye doctors at Eye Site Clinics in Katy and Memorial, TX, are at your beck and call for your eye care needs. Contact our team by calling Katy (281) 644-2010 or Memorial (713) 984-9144 for a contact lens exam.