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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 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 Care Las Vegas

Family Eye Care Las Vegas

You’ve probably heard from every doctor you’ve visited that routine examinations, whether they are physicals, dental check-ups or eye exams are extremely important to your overall health and wellness. Whether you brushed off their warnings because you believe you are in good health or if just plain ignored them, the eye care professionals at Walmart Vision Centers are here to tell you that routine eye exams are essential. Not only do these brief and painless procedures correct vision problems, but they can detect many potentially sight-stealing eye diseases like glaucoma!

Las Vegas Family Eye Doctor

Las Vegas Family Eye Doctor

Many people first come to Walmart Vision Center to receive an eye examination with our Las Vegas family optometrists because they are experiencing some difficulty with their vision. Whether they’re experiencing double vision, blurry vision, or eye strain, our skilled and licensed eye doctors will perform a thorough examination and evaluation of their eye health. More often than not, the individual will have an undiagnosed vision problem like myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. These common vision problems are easily remedied with an optical prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, during this examination, the eye doctors will also assess the overall health and function of your eyes. This will include an evaluation of the sharpness of your vision, a check on your intraocular pressure, as well as pupil dilation to inspect the internal structures of the eye. All of these tests are vital in early detection of eye diseases and prevention of vision loss.

To learn more about the comprehensive benefits of receiving a routine eye examination at least once a year, please visit Walmart Vision Centers located throughout Las Vegas and speak with our eye care professionals.