There are many benefits that wearing contact lenses have in their favor, and we at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas have all the different types of contacts you could possibly want. However, there is certainly no advantage to contacts unless they are comfortable when you wear them and they are giving you the outstanding level of vision correction for which they are designed. That’s why our optometrist in Las Vegas does contact lens exams and fittings.
Among the pluses for contact lenses is that they provide a more natural type of vision than eyeglasses do. They also don’t obstruct your side-to-side (peripheral) vision. And for many people, the best thing about them is that they don’t change your facial appearance. No one has to know you’re wearing them. You maintain your privacy and your normal look. However, there are certain challenges that contacts present, also. Unlike eyeglasses, they do touch several parts of your eyes. In order to help you avoid experiencing discomfort, irritation, or even infection, our optometrist in Las Vegas does a contact lens exam. This is in addition to a regular yearly eye exam. It centers on checking your eyelids, conjunctiva, and corneas, the parts that the lenses touch directly. Your corneal curvature will also be taken into account, as this helps our optometrist in Las Vegas to come up with the most accurate prescription and therefore the sharpest and clearest vision for you. The fitting is also a vital aspect, as it will determine the ideal positioning of the lens in your eye, which maximizes your vision correction and supports your greatest level of comfort.
After all, what good are your contact lenses if you end up not putting them in when you need them the most? And it’s human nature to find excuses not to wear something if it is not comfortable. That’s why our contact lens exams and fittings are such a great idea. Call our office to schedule one.