Finding the right contact lenses can be challenging. With so many different options on the market, it can take time to figure out where to start. Warm Springs Optometric Group is here to help. We have a team of optometrists in Fremont, CA, to help you pick the right prescription for your vision needs.
Finding the Right Contact Lenses for Your Eyes
There are various factors to consider when finding the right contact lenses. The wrong lenses can cause pain, irritation, and redness. They can also lead to more severe problems, such as corneal ulcers. It is essential to consult with an eye doctor to ensure that you are getting the right lenses for your eyes.
The Contact Lens Exam
An eye exam for contacts usually starts with a case history, where the doctor asks about your general health, medications, and why you are interested in contacts. The doctor will also ask about your vision history and whether you have had any eye problems in the past.
After the case history, the doctor will perform a visual acuity test to measure your sight without contacts or glasses. Next, you will have a refraction test to determine your prescription for contacts. The doctor will then calculate the curvature of your cornea and pupil size. Finally, the doctor will fit you for custom contacts and teach you how to insert, remove, and care for them.
Different Types of Contact Lenses
Two primary contact lenses are soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses. Soft lenses are made of a gel-like material that conforms to the shape of your eye. Rigid gas permeable lenses are made of a more complex material that keeps its shape. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, which the optometrist can review to help you decide.
Specialty contact lenses are designed to correct various vision problems. They are made of different materials, which help the eye correct visual problems. Specialty contact lenses are an excellent choice when looking for a tailored fit for patients with specific eye dysfunctions or irregular corneas.
Experience Quality Vision Care
Welcome to Warm Springs Optometric Group in Fremont, CA. We are your local eye doctor specializing in contact lenses. We offer a wide variety of contact lenses to suit your needs, and we are here to help you find the perfect pair. Please stop by today or call (510) 490-0287 and let us help you see the world better!