At Chico Vision Care Optometry in Chico, CA, we strive to meet all of our patient’s eye and vision care needs. One of our services is contacts and contact lens exams. Our optometrist performs contact lens exams to determine if you are a good candidate for contacts and what size and shape you need. We will work with you to find the right form of vision correction for your condition.
How Contact Lens Exams Work
Before prescribing contact lenses, our eye doctor will determine what level of vision correction you need. Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, are diagnosed by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. Our optometrist uses a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these important measurements. During this exam, we can determine if you’re a good candidate for contact lenses. This exam is different from a regular exam, where we check your eye health, eye functioning, and vision.
Contact lens exams are necessary, because eyeglass prescriptions are different from contact prescriptions. An improper fitting can damage your eyes. Once we provide you with the correct fit from our eye doctor, we can help you decide which contact lenses suit your eye health best.
After determining any refractive errors that you may have, our doctor of optometry will work with you to determine which contact lenses are best for your lifestyle. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. These rigid gas permeable lenses are comfortable and provide great airflow to the eye, which is great for those that may have increased intraocular pressure.
Custom soft lenses can be used for many conditions. They’re great for those with astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. Specialized contact lenses, including bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. We also offer cosmetic lenses that can change the color of your eyes.
Visit Our Eye Doctor in Chico, CA for Contact Lens Exams
If you are considering wearing contacts, you will first need a contact lens exam. At Chico Vision Care Optometry, our eye doctor will determine if you can wear contacts and which lenses you need. We offer a variety of other eye care services as well. Our optometry team is happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.