If you’re ready to try contact lenses to improve your vision, you need a contact lens exam first. At Specs Appeal, experienced optometrists Chad Waggoner, OD, and Reed Gibb, OD, offer comprehensive contact lens exams to fit you with the right size and type of lenses. The on-site optical store offers a great selection of contact lens brands so that you can purchase your lenses right after your exam. Call the office in St. George, Utah, today to schedule a contact lens exam, or book an appointment online.
Contact lens exams are a different type of exam than a comprehensive eye exam.
Routine eye exams focus on the health of your eyes and how well you can see. During a contact lens exam, Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Gibb perform special tests that ensure you’re a good candidate for contacts and identify what type of contacts you need.
You need a contact lens exam if you aren’t already wearing contacts but are interested in getting them.
You also need to schedule routine contact lens exams if your existing prescription no longer provides clear vision. Dr. Gibb and Dr. Waggoner evaluate your visual acuity during these exams to make adjustments to your prescription.
If you have any discomfort or other issues while wearing contacts, you should contact Specs Appeal to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for dry eye, contact lens defects, or other conditions that can affect your eye health.
During a contact lens exam, the providers measure your eye’s surface to identify the right type of and size of contact lenses you need. They also evaluate your natural tear production ability to ensure you’re making enough tears to wear contacts comfortably.
If you’re a candidate for contact lenses, Dr. Gibb and Dr. Waggoner can use other tests to evaluate your visual acuity while wearing contacts. This helps them develop the right prescription strength for you. This prescription is different from an eyeglasses prescription because contacts sit directly on the surface of your eye.
When you wear contact lenses that don’t fit properly, you may be at risk for long-term eye damage. Improper contact lens prescriptions can also distort your vision. The custom contact lens fitting available at Specs Appeal provides you with the best fit possible.
Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Gibb can help you select the right type of contact lenses, and the optical store features a wide range of contact lenses, including disposable and extended wear lenses that you can purchase on-site.
To schedule contact lens exams, call the Specs Appeal office nearest you today, or book a consultation online.