Many people with refractive errors choose to wear contact lenses over eyeglasses. Contacts look more natural and are easy to use. If you want to wear contacts, you first need to get a contact lens exam. At Luke Eye Associates in Midland, TX, we offer contact lens exams to determine if you can wear contacts. We provide a wide variety of contact lenses so we can meet the vision needs of each patient.
If you want to wear contact lenses, our eye doctor will need to perform a contact lens exam, which is different from an eye exam. The prescription you need for contacts is different from an eyeglass prescription, because contacts rest directly on the eyes, while eyeglasses are 12 millimeters away from the eyes. During this exam, our optometry experts will determine what your refractive error is and how severe it is. We use a phoropter to take these measurements.
Our eye doctor will then determine if contacts are right for you and what size lenses you need. We will discuss your contact lens options with you. Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose disposable contacts or extended wear contacts. Our eye doctor will show you how to insert your contacts and take them out.
During a contact lens exam, our optometry expert will also determine if you suffer from an eye health condition. Certain eye issues can make it difficult to wear contacts, so we offer specialty contacts. If you have dry eye, astigmatism, giant papillary conjunctivitis, keratoconus, or presbyopia, you are hard to fit for contacts. We provide special lenses that will be more comfortable for you while still correcting your vision.
If you want to wear contacts, visit our optometry team. At Luke Eye Associates in Midland, TX, our eye doctor will perform a contact lens exam and answer any questions you have. We offer a variety of other eye care services as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment.