A contact lens exam differs from a routine eye exam with our optometrist. Those who wear contact lenses must have a specific eye exam and get fitted for contacts to ensure they properly fit both eyes. Additionally, a contact lens exam helps ensure the eyes' health is not harmed by wearing contact lenses. The optometry team at Giant Optical understands the importance of eye health and is ready to help those in Hempstead get fitted for contact lenses.
Exam for Contact Lenses
Patients wanting to be fitted for contact lenses must have a contact lens exam with our optometrist. This exam conducts additional tests to check the vision and health of the eye. A contact lens exam is required because poorly fitted contact lenses can potentially damage the eye or create long-term vision complications.
How Do Contact Lens Exams Differ from Comprehensive Eye Exams?
Contact lens exams are conducted in addition to a routine comprehensive eye exam. Additional tests performed by our optometrist help ensure the eyes' overall health and determine if contact lenses are the best option. Our eye doctor also measures the eye's surface to determine the size of contact lenses and will conduct a fitting to ensure they fit and are the correct prescription.
Getting Fitted for Contact Lenses
After the eye exam is complete, our optometrist will fit you with a trial pair of contact lenses. You will wear these lenses for a few days and return to our office for another evaluation. If everything looks good and the lenses fit well, our optometrist will order you a supply of contact lenses. If there are concerns, we may adjust the prescription or have you try a different set of contacts.
How Long Does It Take to Adjust to Contact Lenses?
Adjusting to a new pair of contact lenses may take some time, especially if this is your first time wearing contacts. Adjustment time depends upon the person and can take a few days to a few weeks to fully adjust. Call our team immediately if you are experiencing any issues, blurry vision, or discomfort wearing your new contacts.
Contact Us for Quality Eye Care from Our Optometrist in Hempstead
Regardless of if you plan to get fitted for contact lenses or prescription glasses, it is essential to have an annual routine eye exam with our doctor of optometry in Hempstead. Call Giant Optical at (516) 481-2020 today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.