How do Contact Lens Exams differ from an Eye Exam?
For patients interested in wearing contact lenses for the first time, a contact lens fitting will be performed and will include additional eye health tests to determine if the patient’s eyes are a good fit for contact lenses. Additional measurements are taken to determine the contact lens prescription and brand. New contact lens wearers have a separate visit with thorough training on insertion, removal and care, and additional follow up evaluations to monitor eye health and discuss the vision and comfort of the new contacts with the patients.
Previous contact lens wearers also have additional testing performed beyond the routine eye exam. The doctors will evaluate the cornea health, tear film, curve of the eye in addition to vision testing with trial contacts to determine which contact lenses will give the patient the best vision possible.