Has it been a while since you have had your last contact lens exam? Or are you thinking about getting your first pair of contact lenses and need not only a prescription but instruction on how to get them into and remove them from your eyes? If so you will be needing a comprehensive eye exam that includes extra contact lens tests, and contact lens instructions. For accurate and complete contact lens eye testing in Queens you should come to our practice, Lens Lab Express.
Getting eye testing in Queens is very important in general – and even more so if you are getting contact lenses. It is important that contact lenses fit your eyes perfectly to avoid any damage to or scratching of the cornea. Also, if you have any eye diseases or conditions, it may not be in the best interest of your eye health to wear contacts. So it is important that you have your eyes checked periodically when you are a contact lens wearer. During a contact lens exam your eyes will be checked for refractive problems, and you will receive an updated prescription for your lenses in terms of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The curvature of your cornea will be measured to ensure proper fit of the contacts, as will the size of your iris. Your eyes will also be checked for dry eye to make sure that your contacts will not scratch or irritate your eye. As well, your eyes will be checked for diseases and disorders such as: cataracts; glaucoma; retinal detachment; diabetic retinopathy; and other common eye problems.
Once your contact eye exam is completed, our optometrist will also discuss with you the various contact lens options available to you. There are soft lenses and hard lenses, with most people today getting soft lenses due to their extreme comfort. Hard lenses though can provide clearer vision for certain patients. Soft contacts come in a multitude of varieties including: disposable lenses to be worn once; daily lenses to be removed at night for cleaning and to rest the eyes; and extended wear lenses that can be slept in. If you would like to have a complete contact lens exam come to Lens Lab Express for complete eye testing in Queens.