A contact lens examination differs from a comprehensive eye examination in that the patient is fitted for contact lenses and is given a separate prescription. This is in addition to a prescription for glasses, whereas during a comprehensive examination, the patient will be given a prescription for glasses only. During a contact lens examination, the health of the patient’s corneas will be examined to make sure contact wear is a healthy option.
After determining a prescription, a pair of diagnostic lenses that best suit the patient’s individual needs will be issued. After a week or two, the patient will return for a complimentary follow-up visit, where the comfort and prescription of the contact lenses is evaluated after continued wear. When the patient is satisfied with the performance of the contacts, they will be able to order the prescribed contact lenses.
At Wise Vision Care, LLC, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Beaufort. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Warren & Farah Wise will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Wise determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Beaufort optometrist, call (843) 525-9473 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Wise works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (843) 525-9473 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (843) 525-9473 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.