Have you been thinking about getting contact lenses? If so, you will first need a contact lens exam to make sure that your eyes are healthy and can accommodate contact lenses. If you are looking for Bronx optical goods, you will do well to visit us at Urban Eyes.
When you first visit us to get contact lenses, you will initially need to have a comprehensive contact lens exam. A contact lens exam incorporates not only the aspects of a regular eye exam, but also some extra steps that need to be taken to ensure a proper fitting contact lens. First, the comprehensive eye exam will test your visual acuity as well as look for any hidden eye diseases or conditions. The exam will include tests for: nearsightedness; farsightedness; astigmatism; glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; cataracts; macular degeneration, and other eye conditions. The curvature of your cornea will be measured to help ensure that the contacts will fit correctly and comfortably. Other eye measurements will also be taken, including measurement of your iris. Your eyes may also be tested for dry eye, to make sure that your eyes can comfortably accommodate contacts. These tests are all important so that you can get Bronx optical goods.
Once your eye exam is complete, our optometrist will be able to write a contact lens prescription for you. Most people prefer soft lenses over hard lenses because they are more comfortable to wear. There are some times when hard lenses may help the wearer achieve clearer vision. However, in the majority of cases, soft lenses are prescribed. Soft lenses come in several different types including: daily wear lenses that are removed after about 14 hours for cleaning and to rest the eyes; extended wear lenses that can be worn overnight for a select number of days; and disposable wear contact lenses that are worn once and then thrown out. The benefit here is that every day the wearer gets to enjoy their vision through a perfectly new and clean pair of contacts. Soft lenses also can have the ability to appear to change the iris color of your eyes. So, if you are thinking about getting contact lenses, visit us at Urban Eyes for Bronx optical goods. You will be able to order your contact lenses through us as well. We look forward to meeting with you soon and helping your eyes see the world more clearly.