At Family Vision Clinic, we're dedicated to helping every one of our patients achieve the best eyesight possible. Often, that means helping our patients find the vision correction option that works best for them. If you think that you or a family member may need contact lenses, we invite you to visit our Farmington clinic for a contact lens exam and fitting. Our experienced optometrist, Dr. Pamela Rupnow, can help you determine whether contacts are right for you and help you choose a type that is comfortable and easy to use.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
The first step towards finding out whether contact lenses are a good option for you is determining whether you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, and if so, to what degree. To find out your level of refractive error, Dr. Rupnow will start by examining your eyes. During this test, you will be asked to focus on a number of lenses placed in front of your eyes. Dr. Rupnow will use an automated tool to measure the degree to which you are able to focus each lens. This will allow her to determine what eye condition you have (such as astigmatism or myopia) and how strong your contacts will need to be to correct your vision.
Choosing the Right Contacts for You
After examining your eyes, Dr. Rupnow will go through your vision correction options with you. Contact lenses may or may not be the best option for you, depending on other eye conditions you have. For instance, if your eyes chronically feel dry or you have seasonal allergies, contacts may irritate your eyes. Prescription eyeglasses might be a better solution in a case like this. However, if you have no eye conditions besides a refractive error, there is a good chance that contact lenses will work for you.
There are many different types of contacts you can choose from. Some are soft, while others are rigid. Some can be used for up to a month, while others are intended for single-day use. Dr. Rupnow will help you decide which type fits your lifestyle best and will be easiest for you to use. We are able to help patients with hard-to-fit eyes obtain specialty contacts. If you are interested in changing your eye color, we are able to prescribe cosmetic contact lenses as well.
Visit Our Clinic for a Contact Lens Exam Today
At Family Vision Clinic, our team of optometry professionals can help your whole family maintain healthy eyes and good vision. Call us today to make an appointment for a contact lens exam. You can reach our Farmington office at 651-463-2020.