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.