Goodrich Optical provides exceptional, professional contact lens services. Whether you are new to contacts or currently wear lenses, Dr. Bosak can discuss your options with you. His recommendations are individually tailored to your needs and based on many factors including your refractive error (prescription), visual needs, overall and eye health.
What is a contact lens evaluation?
A contact lens evaluation is a separate part of the comprehensive eye examination and requires additional testing that people who do not wear contact lenses do not need to have. Patients wearing contact lenses require more of the doctor’s time and expertise. In order to prescribe contact lenses, an eye doctor must complete several additional tests:
- Evaluate the health of your eyes. Paying close attention to the cornea, lids and conjunctiva and how contact lens wear will affect the health of the eye.
- Determine the proper contact lens prescription based on your refractive error, vision needs and corneal health and curvature. A contact lens prescription is different and separate from a glasses prescription.
- Examine the contact lenses on your eyes to ensure proper alignment with the cornea and lids.
- Measure your vision with the contact lenses in making any adjustments as needed. Contact lens examinations and fittings have different levels of difficulty; this depends on the types of contact lenses needed, your visual requirements and the health of your eyes.