Contact Lens Exam at Vision 3C Specialists
Are you tired of relying on glasses to see correctly? Glasses can help to improve your vision, but they are not the only option. Patients often choose contacts over eyeglasses because contacts offer a more natural appearance. Also, when you are wearing contacts, you won't need to worry about your vision being obstructed by the condition of the eyeglass frame or lenses. Many athletes and active people choose contacts over glasses for convenience. If you are thinking about getting contacts, you will need to schedule an appointment with our team at Vision 3C Specialists in San Antonio for a lens exam.
Determine Your Prescription
Our ophthalmologist will assess the health of your eyes and look for warning signs of potential eye diseases. The next step for healthy eyes is finding a prescription that gives the patient the best vision. Contact lenses help patients who are myopic (nearsighted) or hyperopic (farsighted). Contacts are also prescribed for patients suffering from blurry vision caused by astigmatism or irregularly shaped corneas. Our team will work with you to find the right contacts for you.
Different Types of Contact Lenses
Patients often choose soft contact lenses for their vision correction. Soft contact lenses are light and flexible. Patients find them very comfortable in their eyes and barely noticeable. Some soft contact lenses are daily worn lenses that are designed to be thrown away after use. Other soft contact lenses come with a replacement schedule that may call for a new pair every week or two.
Rigid gas permeable lenses are made from a thicker material than soft lenses. They sit on top of the pupil and move with every eye blink. Patients with astigmatism often prefer the sharpness of rigid gas permeable lenses to traditional soft contact lenses. Rigid gas permeable lenses can also be helpful for patients who suffer from dry eyes because they allow tears to get underneath them and form a cushioning layer between the lens and the eye.
Bifocals are a single set of lenses with two prescriptions in them. The top part of the bifocal helps to correct nearsighted impairments while the bottom part of the lens helps with farsighted issues. Bifocal contact lenses are a type of multifocal lens that can correct both presbyopia and other refractive errors at the same time.
Contact Us for a Lens Exam in San Antonio
During your contact lens exam, our ophthalmologist will give you a trial pair of lenses. During this visit, a technician will teach you how to insert the lenses, remove them, and how to properly clean and care for the lenses. If you are considering trying contact lenses or need a contact lens checkup, call to schedule an appointment with our team at Vision 3C Specialists in San Antonio today. We are committed to providing the quality eye care you need.