Contact Lens Exam At Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX
If you’re like many people, you want to see the world around you clearly with the least amount of barrier possible. If this is the case, it may be time to have our optometrist at Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX conduct a contact lens exam instead of an eye glasses exam.
How Contact Lens Exams Are Different
A comprehensive eye exam covers a lot and plays a major role in your overall eyecare, including checking for signs of diseases like diabetes and hypertension, as well as eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts. If signs of these conditions are found, our doctor of optometry make sure you have proper treatment available to you. They will also give you a general prescription so that the right eye glasses can be made.
Contact lens exams take things a bit further. For contacts, your eye doctor needs to measure your eyes in a specific way to ensure that contacts are both the right size and style to give you the best options.
Types of Contacts Available
There are many different types of contacts, which is why we at Plaza Vision Center in Dallas perform a thorough contact lens exam to help determine what type of lenses are suitable to your eyes and lifestyle. For most people, one of the standard soft contact lenses usually are suited for their needs. They are available in daily wear, disposables, and extended wear. Daily wear lenses are cleaned in a special solution and removed at night. Disposables are meant to be worn once and then discarded, and extended wear can be worn for several days or even weeks by some people before it is time for a new pair.
Most of these prescribed lenses are spherical and have the same amount of power on the total surfact of the lens and correct nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Hard to fit Contact Lenses
Some eyes are more complex than a nearsighted or farsighted prescription. For these people a toric lens with varying level of power may correct an astigmatism. Multifocal lenses can help those who are both near and farsighted, and cosmetic lenses provide colors or special effects whether a prescription is needed or not.