Contact Lens Exams

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Contact Lens Exams

Contact Lens Exams services offered in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Margaritaville, Daytona Beach, FL

Contact lens exams assess both your eye health and vision issues to determine the kind of contacts that gives you the best eyesight. Orest Krajnyk, MD, Sean McLoughlin, OD, and the team at Precision Eye Institute offer contact lens exams in their offices in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach, Florida, at your convenience. If you’re interested in contacts or need to update your prescription, call the office in your area or click the online booking link now. 

Contact Lens Exams Q&A

What are contact lens exams?

Contact lens exams are comprehensive eye exams that include special tests to determine what kind of contacts you need for excellent vision correction. Anyone who wants to try contacts or is currently wearing contacts needs this type of exam once a year. 

How are contact lens exams different from regular eye exams?

Regular eye exams include:

  • Overall eye health evaluation
  • Screen for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other problems
  • Visual field test
  • Color vision test
  • Visual acuity test to check vision sharpness
  • Refraction test to determine your prescription

Your regular eye exam also includes other types of tests, with the ultimate goal of creating a well-rounded assessment of your eye health and vision. Contact lens exams are much like regular eye exams, but they have some additional tests. 

In a contact lens exam, the Precision Eye Institute team also maps your corneal surface to evaluate light refraction, and they measure your pupil and iris to determine proper contact lens size.

If you have dry eyes, you also need a LipiScan® test to help plan treatment and ensure that you can wear contacts comfortably.

After compiling all the test information, the team fits you with trial contact lenses that precisely meet those parameters. 

They evaluate the fit of your lenses under magnification and make sure you’re comfortable before you leave. You wear the trial lenses for a week or so and can then order your new contact lenses.

What types of lenses are available during contact lens exams?

Precision Eye Institute offers a complete range of contact lenses, including both hard and soft lenses. Most people get soft contact lenses, which are available in a broad variety of types. Hard lenses have fewer variants, but they can give you sharper vision and last longer than soft lenses.

If you have special eye correction needs, like astigmatism, along with your nearsightedness or farsightedness, toric contact lenses can help. 

A common complaint among contact wearers is still needing to use reading glasses for close-up vision. That’s not a problem with multifocal lenses, which include both prescriptions inside one lens.

Contact lens exams are the first step in freeing yourself from glasses, so call the Precision Eye Institute office nearest to you or book your appointment online today.