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Las Vegas Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses Exam and Fitting

Las Vegas Contact Lenses

Las Vegas Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be a life changing tool for people that don’t want to wear eyeglasses, or only want to wear them sometimes. Vanity is not the only reason for Las Vegas contact lenses. For many people it is just easier to wear contact lenses especially for certain jobs that require additional protective eyewear, or they just feel more comfortable with contact lenses. Whatever the reason, people wanting to use contact lenses must first let our office in the Walmart Vision Center perform a comprehensive eye examination, which will show any vision corrections that are needed as well check the overall health of your eyes. The results of this exam will be thoroughly discussed with each patient.
Fitting Las Vegas contact lenses requires a separate exam that is similar to the comprehensive exam. Our optometrist will also measure the curve of your cornea and take measurements of the iris, and test you for Dry Eye. These tests are to ensure that the contact lenses are a proper fit to your particular eye, making them more comfortable to wear, which leads to more wear by the patient. The goals of our staff when it comes to fitting contact lenses is to make sure that they improve your visual acuity and make you as comfortable in them as possible. Part of the personal service that our practice gives to each patient is to educate them on the contact lenses options now available. By far the most popular contact lens choice among our customers is the soft lens. Soft lenses are generally easier to use and take less time getting use to. Our patients can choose between daily wear soft lenses, which can be worn for up to 14 hours before they have to be removed for cleaning and to give the eyes a rest, disposable lenses that are discarded at the end of each day, and extended wear lenses that can be worn for several days before they have to be cleaned and the eyes rested. There are even color-changing lenses which give the wearer the ability to change the color of their eyes. These lenses are also available in non-prescription for those wearers who don’t need vision correction but just want to change the color of their eyes. Multi-focal lenses can correct for near, medium and far0sightedness all in one lens.
Hard Las Vegas contact lenses are generally more difficult to put in and take more getting used to wearing. However, hard lenses do give better vision correcting results for some patients, especially those with astigmatism and severe near-sightedness. Though there are many contact lens alternatives not all may be right for your particular vision needs, our expert staff will explain all the contact lens options that are right for you. Please make an appointment to let our contact lens team examine your eyes and properly fit the perfect pair of lenses to them.

Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas
Boulder Hwy/Nellis – 702-434-2020
Centennial Ctr. – 702-839-2202
Tropicana/215 Fwy – 702-368-0092
Rainbow/Cheyenne – 702-645-8573

Las Vegas Eye Doctors

Diabetic Eye Care in Vegas

Many people often forget just how important eye exams are when it comes to monitoring your health. Eye exams are just as vital as scheduling an annual physical exam or scheduling regular dental visits. Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our Las Vegas eye doctors are here to monitor your eye health, screen you for any underlying conditions, and make sure your vision is always where it should be. Though we encourage everyone to set up an annual eye exam, it is imperative that those with conditions such as diabetes get their eyes and vision checked as regularly as possible.

Ocular Disease Testing Las Vegas

Ocular Disease Testing Las Vegas

Those living with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing eye conditions so it is very important to make an annual visit here with us at our Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas. The high levels of blood sugar, or glucose, directly affect the proliferation of these issues. The high levels of blood sugar can cause the lens of your eye to swell, affecting how well you see. This can only be rectified by adjusting your blood sugar, and you may need to wait several months before your eyes can see properly again. Additionally, blurred vision can be a symptom of diabetes. But cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy are the three major eye conditions that those with diabetes can develop. Cataracts are when the lens of the eyes becomes clouded. Though cataracts are common among those who do not have diabetes, those who do happen have diabetes tend to develop the condition much earlier in life.

Glaucoma is when fluid in the eye does not drain properly, leading to an increase in eye pressure. This pressure can severely damage blood vessels and nerves in the eye and cause vision problems. Those with diabetes are more likely to develop a rare form of glaucoma called neovascular glaucoma where new blood vessels grow on the iris. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness and is irreversible. The longer one has diabetes, the higher at risk they are for developing this condition. If you have diabetes, you should be sure to schedule regular appointments with our Las Vegas eye doctors for a comprehensive eye and retinal exam.

Having diabetes is difficult and dangerous. Those with diabetes are more likely to develop vision loss than those who do not. Even if you do not have diabetes, our Las Vegas eye doctors can determine if you have it or are developing it during an eye exam as well. No matter what, eye examinations are important for your health, especially if you have underlying conditions such as diabetes. Schedule your annual appointment with us here today at our Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas.