Contact Lens Exam
At Aucello Eye Care Center, we are your South Windsor and Newington contact lens professionals. Do you wear contact lenses? If not, do you want to? Many people are eager to make the switch from glasses to contact lenses. There are numerous benefits to using contact lenses. You don’t have to keep glasses on your face anymore, which can be uncomfortable and bothersome, especially when you have to keep pushing them up on your nose. There’s no need to be concerned about losing glasses. You also have full, clear peripheral vision with contacts, which is something glasses can’t give you. Essentially, wearing contact lenses is like having natural clear vision. Once they’re on your eyes, you don’t even know they’re there.
What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam
If you want to wear contact lenses, or get an old prescription for them updated so you can order a new supply of them, you will need to get a contact lens exam. This type of exam is a bit different from a regular exam for glasses. The shape of your eye has to be determined, as well as the size, so you will be prescribed lenses that will fit you. If it is your first time wearing contact lenses, your exam will also determine if they are the best choice for you. Some people, such as those with chronic dry eye and those with seasonal allergies, may do better with regular glasses. At your contact lens exam, your degree of vision correction will also be determined, and the best type of lenses will be selected for you. There are a number of different types, such as hard, soft, daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly lenses. Your optometrists in South Windsor and Newington will help you decide which lenses are best for you at your contact lens exam.
Do You Want Cosmetic Lenses?
Not everyone who wears contact lenses needs them because of a vision correction issue. Some people like to wear them to change the color of their eyes, or even the shape of their irises. These non-correcting lenses are known as cosmetic lenses. However, cosmetic lenses can also be corrective. Unlike regular lenses, they can be either. Actors commonly use cosmetic lenses for different parts they play in movies and on television, especially for supernatural characters. Cosmetic lenses are also popular for Halloween costumes.
Even though you can get cosmetic lenses at regular costume stores, they are often not high quality, comfortable, or even clean, and some can actually hurt your eyes. It is better to get quality cosmetic lenses from a professional like your South Windsor and Newington optometrists at Aucello Eye Care Center. You can be sure these lenses will be safe for your eyes, regardless of your reason for wanting or needing to wear them.
Contact Our Helpful Staff Today to Schedule an Appointment
Call us to schedule a consultation to discuss your contact lens needs and conduct your initial evaluation and examination.
We can be reached at:
93 Evergreen Wy
South Windsor, CT 06074
262 Brockett St.
Newington, CT 06111