We at Vision Solutions in San Diego offer a range of eye care services, including eye exams and contact lens fittings. Since a contact lens is a medical device that rests on the eye’s surface, we need to properly fit the lens to the surface of the eye to insure that the eye health is maintained while wearing them. This is a service beyond a standard eye examination that checks your glasses prescription and eye health.
How Contact Lens Exams Work
It is important to have an exam before you start wearing contact lenses. Eye health is evaluated before and during the use of contact lenses. Oxygen from the air has more difficulty reaching the eye’s surface with contact lens wear. Since contacts sit directly on the eye, Dr. Peters will confirm that wearing contacts won't have a negative impact on your eye health.
Contact lens exams are essential for people that are new to contacts and for people that are currently wearing contacts. Wearing contacts can cause issues like dry eye or even eye infections. Regular exams will help Dr. Peters identify and treat problems early to prevent the need to discontinue contact lens wear.
What To Expect
During your exam, your eyes will be measured to ensure that your new contacts will fit your eyes perfectly. Dr. Peters will also confirm that your eyes produce enough tears for contacts. In some cases, you may be recommended contacts that are designed for dry eyes like scleral lenses or higher water content lenses.
During your appointment, also be able to learn more about contacts and how they should be worn. You will be shown how to put in and remove your contacts and be given the chance to practice. These lessons can make it easier for you to adjust to wearing contacts once you are at home.
Finding the Right Contact Lenses for Your Eyes
Contact lenses come in many different sizes and types. Depending on the lenses you choose, you may wear new lenses every day or wear the same pair of lenses for a longer period. Some lenses are specifically designed for extended wear or overnight wear. Some lenses are worn to slow down or stop the advancement of nearsightedness like orthokeratology lenses. Some lenses are made to improve your vision better than any type of glasses such as scleral lenses.
Once we have chosen your contact style and you are trained how to use them, you will be given trial lenses to take home and use regularly. You will return to the office for a final check to ensure that these contact lenses are appropriate in their fitting and vision and then final lenses can be ordered.
Make an Appointment with Our Eye Doctors in San Diego, CA
Vision Solutions offers a variety of eye care services, including contact lens exams. If you are interested in wearing contacts, schedule an exam at our office in San Diego. Call our team today at (619) 461-4913 to schedule an appointment.