If you are thinking about trying contact lenses to correct your vision, it is necessary to have a contact lens exam conducted beforehand. Contact Ella Eyes in Houston, TX to make an appointment with our optometrist as the first step in getting your new contact lenses. Here is some information about what to expect during your contact lens exam.
Your Vision History and Problems Will Be Discussed
When you arrive at our optometry office, we will have you fill out some documents about your eye health and vision. It is important to alert our optometrist about any problems you may be experiencing with your eyes or your vision. That way our optometrist can look into these concerns in detail to determine whether you are suffering from a condition that requires treatment. It is also important to let our eye doctor know about any medical conditions you are experiencing as well as any prescription medication you are taking.
Your Prescription Strength Will Be Determined
Our optometrist will have you perform a few non-invasive tests to check your overall eye health. If there is a problem, our eye doctor will discuss the treatment options available with you at the time of your appointment. After these tests are completed, you will need to read a chart of letters and numbers while seated and looking through an optical device. The lenses in this piece of equipment will be changed to sharpen the images. Let our optometrist know of the changes so your prescription strength can be made to meet your vision needs.
Your Eyes Are Measured and Lenses Are Tried On
A contact lens exam includes the fitting of your new lenses. This is done by looking into a piece of equipment while our eye doctor sits across from you. Our eye doctor will measure your cornea, pupil, and iris. After the measurements are obtained, you will be supplied with a set of contact lenses to try on. Our optometrist will help you with the insertion and removal of the lenses and will teach you how to care for them properly. You will need to come back to our office for a follow-up visit to check that your contact lenses are not causing you any difficulties.
Contact Ella Eyes in Houston, TX to make an appointment with our optometrist for a contact lens exam. Call our office at (713) 722-9066 for more information about the services we provide or to discuss any concerns you may have.