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Optometrist in Las Vegas

Contact Lenses Exam and Fittings in Las Vegas

Optometrist in Las Vegas

Optometrist in Las Vegas

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.

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 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 Optometrist

Get Contact Lenses in Las Vegas

Have you been thinking about getting contact lenses? Or, are you in need of a new contact lens prescription? If so, you will need to visit an expert eye doctor to receive a contact lens exam. Our Las Vegas optometrist, at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, is highly-skilled and able to provide you with a comprehensive eye exam, including a contact lens fitting and exam.

When you see our Las Vegas optometrist for a contact lens fitting, he will need to do many of the same tests that are done during a regular eye exam. This is because in order to wear contacts, your eyes need to be healthy. Our optometrist also wants to be sure to look for any hidden eye diseases or conditions that may be present in your eyes. Along with eye tests and screenings being performed for conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts, your visual acuity will also be checked. When preparing to write a contact lens prescription, other procedures will need to be done as well. The optometrist will measure the curve of your cornea as well as take measurements of your iris. He may even test your eyes for Dry Eye, to make sure you can safely and comfortably wear contact lenses.

Once your examination is complete, our Las Vegas optometrist will discuss the different contact lens options available. Hard contact lenses are generally less popular as they are more difficult to get used to and may not be as comfortable as soft lenses. However, in some vision situations, such as in the case of astigmatism, hard lenses may provide sharper vision for the patient. Soft lenses are a more popular choice as they are very comfortable and easy to get used to. They also come in a variety of options – however, each option may not be available for each prescription need. The different types of soft lenses include: daily wear lenses that are worn for about 14 hours a day and then removed for cleaning and to rest the eye; disposable lenses that are worn once and then thrown away; and extended wear lenses that can be worn for several days in a row before they need to be cleaned, or before the eye needs a break from the lens. Soft lenses also come as color-changing lenses which gives the wearer the ability to appear as though their eye color has changed. If you would like to visit our optometrist to get a prescription for contact lenses, contact us for an appointment at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas.

Family Eye Doctor in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Eye Care

Family Eye Doctor in Las Vegas

Family Eye Doctor in Las Vegas

When it comes to taking care of yourself from day to day, month to month or year to year, it is important that you schedule annual medical exams. Many people may remember to schedule a physical or checkup with their general physician about once a year but often are not aware of the importance of visiting other medical specialists as well. Your eye doctor should be one of the specialists you visit on a regular basis, and here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our family eye doctor in Las Vegas can provide you and your family with the eye exams and even vision correction that you and your family need.

Eye exams are important. Even though your general physician may briefly look at your eyes during a routine checkup, this general check will not provide you with all of the information that our family eye doctor in Las Vegas can provide you with. While your general doctor may briefly check your eyes with a flashlight and ask you to read from a chart on the wall, our eye doctor here at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas can provide you and everyone in your family with a more thorough eye exam. This comprehensive eye exam will screen your eyes more closely for cancer, eye conditions and diseases, and can even tell you if you have any other medical conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol. A thorough eye exam can also check for any eye irritation or determine whether any inflammation is caused by an eye infection or other cause. Any allergies should be monitored as they can often share symptoms with eye infections such as pink eye. Vision is also checked here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas by our eye doctor. He can determine whether your vision has changed and whether your prescription needs to be updated.

Once all of this is complete, our family eye doctor here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas can then walk you through all of our vision correction options. Eyeglasses, contacts, you name it. If you are due for an eye exam, believe your prescription needs to be updated, or are experiencing any symptoms related to your eyes, then be sure to schedule an appointment with our family eye doctor in Las Vegas today.

Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma Testing

Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our optometrists can provide you with the comprehensive eye care you need. Taking care of your eyes is incredibly important, which is why you should be scheduling regular visit with your eye doctor. These routine visits can help monitor your eye health, keep track of any irritations or allergies, make sure that your vision is up to speed and can help screen your eyes for any signs and symptoms of conditions or diseases. Many people forget that visiting their eye doctor is just as important as scheduling their annual physicals with their general physicians, and while your general practitioner can test your general vision, they cannot examine the inner workings of your eyes or provide you with the proper testing for glaucoma.

opticalheaderblog.jpgThere are plenty of eye conditions that can occur to anyone. While those with a family history of eye diseases have a greater chance of developing those diseases, it does not mean that others cannot develop them as well. For patients with a family history of conditions such as glaucoma it is more imperative that they visit their eye doctor once a year, especially as they grow older and their risk for developing the diseases grows exponentially. For others, it is still possible to develop glaucoma, especially if you have diabetes. Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our optometrists can provide you with the proper glaucoma testing needed to make sure that your eyes are healthy or that glaucoma is detected and treated properly. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve is damaged, typically due to increased intraocular pressure. This pressure usually builds when the fluid in the eye is not properly drained and instead builds up. As the pressure in the eye builds, the more damage is done to the optic nerve. If glaucoma is left untreated, it can cause permanent vision loss.

Our optometrists here the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas can provide you with the glaucoma testing you need. Comprehensive eye exams can help monitor your eye health from year to year, making it easier to detect any minute changes and catch diseases before they get too serious and cause permanent damage.

 

Vegas Optical Store

Vegas Optical Store

At Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, the number one Vegas optical store, we can provide you with what you need to make sure that your eyeglasses, contact lenses, or both, are perfectly customized to your individual needs. Many patients are unaware of the fact that contact lens prescriptions are different from eyeglass prescriptions, and that is the reason why they require separate eye exams. The main reason why the prescriptions are different are because eyeglasses sit at a distance from your eyes, while your contact lenses are directly over your eyes.

Many components of eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions are the same, but the numbers may vary depending on your vision needs. Contact lens examinations and eyeglass examinations also may differ because specific measurements are needed in order to create your contact lenses so that they are perfectly fitted to your eye shape and prescription. Eyeglasses also require specific measurements so that they fit comfortably on your face. If you are in need of new contact lenses or eyeglasses, all you need to do is schedule an appointment at our Vegas optical store for the proper examination, and then we will have the information we need to provide you with your optical correction method of choice. If you prefer glasses, we have a wide variety of affordable designer frames in our extensive selection. We also have several different brands of both soft and gas permeable contact lenses if you prefer. The experts at our Vegas optical store are here to help you find the perfect option for you.

If you would like to learn more about optical prescriptions, or any of the other services available to you at our Vegas optical store, the main Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas website is a great place to start. There you can find additional details about our store and more. If you have any specific questions about our services or another related topic, you might also choose to contact our friendly team of staff directly. Feel free to call us at the store, or send us a message online if you choose. We look forward to working with you and hope to see you at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas soon.

Optometrist Las Vegas

Optometrist Las Vegas

At the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our number one Las Vegas optometrist and the rest of our team of friendly, helpful staff members truly care about the eye health and vision of each and every one of our patients. Because we care so much about our patients, we make it a point to carefully instruct them about how to take care of their eyes and the vision products that they use. If you wear contact lenses or are thinking about switching to wearing them in the future, it is extremely important to know how to care for and clean your lenses in order to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.

Contact Lens Care Las Vegas

Contact Lens Care Las Vegas

Firstly, it is important to wear your lenses only as directed by our Las Vegas optometrist. Certain lenses are to be worn only for certain lengths of time. For example, at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, we have various types of contact lenses available, such as lenses for extended or overnight wear, disposable daily lenses, or lenses that you keep for about two weeks at a time, taking them out each night and cleaning them for re-wear the next day.

That brings up another important point about contact lenses: you need to keep them clean, especially if you are going to wear them for more than one day. You should only be cleaning your contact lenses with designated contact lens solution. It is also important to make sure that your hands are completely clean before you touch your lenses or your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, and it is best to dry your hands using a paper towel so that no particles or germs get stuck to your hands. Always check your lenses for any foreign particles, rips, or tears before you place them in your eyes. If your contact lens ever feels uncomfortable or painful in your eye, it is best to take it out and visit or contact our Las Vegas optometrist for advice.

If you are interested in learning more about contact lens care, or any other eye care related topic, you should consider paying a visit to the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas website. There you can find a wealth of information regarding eye health and the related services provided by our Las Vegas optometrist. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments that you would like to us to address, do not hesitate in contacting us. You can reach us by calling our office directly or getting in touch with us online.