Contact lenses offer many benefits. If you are someone who already wears glasses, you might have questions about trying contact lenses for the first time. Making the move from contacts to glasses can feel like a big step. At Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley, Dr. Dao is here to answer any questions that you may have and help you get your contact lenses. Let’s look at what you need to know about the contact lens exam process.
Why You Should Consider Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are associated with a sense of freedom. You might wear contact lenses if you are tired of wearing glasses or you find that they are obstructing your vision. You might also choose contact lenses so you can participate in sports without having to worry about wearing glasses that get in the way. Some people simply do not like the way they look in glasses.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Eye Exam?
During your contact lens exam, the eye doctor will examine your eyes more closely than during a routine exam. Your vision will be tested since your prescription for contacts will be different from your glasses prescription. Our eye doctor will assess the size of your retina to determine which contact lenses are right for your eyes.
Types of Contact Lenses
Many different types of contact lenses are available. Our eye doctor will guide you through the steps you should take to get lenses that are right for your eyes. Some people benefit from contact lenses that are specific to their eye and health needs. For example, some people need special lenses for dry eyes or astigmatism.
Dr. Dao will also talk to you about your lifestyle. Some people can take out their contact lenses each night, whereas others can benefit from extended-wear lenses. If you have special lifestyle considerations that you would like to keep in mind, it is important to discuss these options with our eye doctor. Wearing contact lenses incorrectly comes with risks, so it is important to be thorough.
Contact Our Eye Doctor in Fountain Valley, CA
Our optometrist at Fountain Valley Optometry provides quality eye care in Fountain Valley. If you are considering making the switch to contact lenses and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dao, call our team today at (714) 210-2393 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.