How Often Do I Need A Contact Lens Exam?

It is generally recommended that people who wear contact lenses have an eye exam at least once a year. This is because contact lenses can sometimes cause problems with your eyes. It’s important to make sure that your eyes are healthy and that you are not experiencing any problems. However, some people may need to have more frequent exams, depending on their situation. For example, people who have diabetes or other medical conditions that can affect their eyesight may need to see an eye doctor more often. If you are unsure how often you should have an exam, talk to your eye doctor to find out what is best for you.

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What is a Contact Lens Exam?

A contact lens exam or contact lens fitting is a process of determining the right contact lenses for your eyes. This includes taking into account the size and shape of your eyes, as well as your prescription. Eye care professionals will start by measuring the curvature of your cornea. Which is the clear front part of your eye. They will also assess the size of your pupil and iris, which is the colored part of your eye. All of these measurements are important in determining the right contact lens for you.

Your contact lens prescription will also be taken into account. This includes the base curve, which is the measurement of the back surface of the contact lens, and the diameter, which is the measurement of how wide the contact lens is.

Once all of these factors have been taken into account, your eye care professional will be able to recommend the right contact lenses for you. They will also show you how to put the contact lenses in and take them out, and how to clean them.

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What To Do After Your Contact Lens Exam?

After a contact lens exam, your doctor will give you a prescription for lenses. You’ll need to buy them from an authorized retailer. The doctor may also give you a list of things to do to take care of your eyes and keep them healthy. Be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions.

Contact Lens Exam vs Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive eye exam is not the same as a contact lens exam. The purpose of having a contact lens exam is to assess your eyesight while wearing contacts. This exam will also determine your prescription and fit your lenses.

The purpose of a comprehensive eye exam is to assess your general vision and eye health. Depending on the results of your comprehensive eye exam, your doctor may recommend that you have a contact lens exam as well. 

Book a Contact Lens Exam with us at Optical Academy! Call us at (973) 684-8400 or schedule an appointment.

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