For decades, contact lenses have allowed countless individuals to enjoy
clear vision without the need for eyeglasses. Whether you are a longtime
glasses wearer who wants a change, or you are new to experiencing vision
eye doctor in Hoover can help you find lenses that best meet your needs. A contact
lens eye exam typically involves the following steps:
Before you and your eye doctor discuss contact lenses, he must first assess
the nature of your vision problems. This part of your examination typically
includes a series of tests to determine the presence of a refractive error,
as well as any other eye conditions. For instance, if you suffer from
dry eye, it may impact
your ability to wear contact lenses. If you have generally healthy eyes and are eligible for contacts, your
eye doctor can then move forward with fitting you for your lenses.
Contact lenses fit over the corneas of the eyes. To ensure your best vision,
your lenses must make proper contact with your eye surfaces. Your eye
doctor can take precise measurements of your corneas to determine the
size and curvature of your contacts. He might also size up other structures
such as your irises or pupils before selecting the contact lenses that
match your anatomical needs.
People with active lifestyles often prefer contact lenses to eyeglasses.
While an important consideration, activity level is only one factor when
determining the contact lenses that are right for you. During your eye
exam, your eye doctor may ask about other daily habits as well. For instance,
will daily cleaning of your contact lenses fit in with your normal routine?
If not, you may be more suitable to disposable contacts that do not require
as much maintenance.
Ready to see how contact lenses can transform your vision? Then call Schaeffer
Eye Center at (888) 987-2020 for an eye exam and consultation with one
of our eye doctors. We can
help you select the vision aids that will both simplify and enhance your lifestyle.