If your vision is less than perfect, there is a good chance that you will want it corrected with either prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses or both. If you decide you want contact lenses, you are going to need a contact lens exam along with your comprehensive eye exam in order to determine whether contacts are a good choice for you, or what type of contacts are the best for your specific vision needs. At Modern Eyes Optometry, our optometrist in Carlsbad can perform a contact lens exam in order to find what works for you.
How a Contact Lens Exam Goes Beyond a Comprehensive Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye exam is important because it determines your basic vision prescription and checks for eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts.
First-time contact lens wearers need to have their eyes fully evaluated in order to determine if contact lenses are right for your eyes and your lifestyle. Our staff can also help make sure you are educated in the latest methods of keeping your contacts clean and will include follow-up visits to assure that your lenses are working for you.
In order to wear contacts, there are extra tests our optometrist needs to conduct in order to get the right fit for your lenses, such as a corneal topography that maps out different areas of the cornea. This helps identify conditions that may require specialty contacts.
Reasons to Wear Contact Lenses
While some people are perfectly content with wearing prescription eyeglasses only, there are some reasons why contact lenses might be preferable to some people. Since contact lenses are fitted directly to the eye, they often provide better peripheral vision than eyeglasses. Many people who wear contacts are active in sports or similar activities. They prefer them to glasses because they are less likely to fall off and become damaged. Wearing contacts also makes it easier to wear sunglasses. For some, contact lenses provide an opportunity to switch up a person's eye color, even when they have perfect vision. Some people like the look of contact lenses better than wearing eyeglasses all the time, and just want to wear their glasses when their eyes need a break.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have been wearing contact lenses for years, or are considering your first pair of contact lenses seeing an optometrist in Carlsbad is a great place to start. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at Modern Eyes Optometry in Carlsbad, CA at (760) 678-0008 to schedule an appointment.