Many people prefer contact lenses as a convenient, comfortable alternative to eyeglasses. During a contact lens exam, we help these patients make sure their prescription is as accurate as possible, help them find their preferred contact lens products, and show first-time wearers how to wear and take care of their new contacts.
From single-vision daily disposables to custom scleral lenses, each patient requires a different approach to contact lenses. And at Jarvis Vision Center, we have a breadth of experience with custom contact lenses, and we’ll use it to help find the right solution for you.
Why Contact Lens Exams Matter
Contact lenses can’t do their best work unless they fit properly. To get contacts that provide clear eyesight and feel perfectly comfortable, you can trust our trained and experienced staff to help you select and fit your next lenses.
Independently ordering contacts without a proper exam and fitting — or “stretching” your lenses past their recommended duration of wear — can result in a bad fit, less-than-clear vision, and in the most severe cases, damage to the eyes. When you come to Jarvis Vision Center for your next fitting, however, you can rest assured that we’ll help you find the right contact lens product for you.
What Makes a Contact Lens
Because they sit directly on the surface of your eyes, a contact lens fitting has to account for your eye shape, health, and other unique characteristics that may affect your ability to wear a certain type of lens comfortably.
During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will take a closer look with advanced tools to evaluate your eye health and measure its shape to generate a vision prescription that’s specifically for contact lenses. We’ll then help you choose the style of lenses that work best for you, fitting multiple options until we find the perfect product for you to take home.
How Often to Have
a Contact Lens Eye Exam
If you wear contacts, you should schedule an appointment every year to get an updated prescription. Even if you’re planning on reordering the same lenses you’ve been wearing for years, you should get a new exam to confirm that your preferred contact lens product is still the right one for you.
It’s also important that we track how your eyes are responding to contact lens wear. If you experience discomfort, pain, or altered vision stemming from your contacts, stop wearing them immediately and schedule an appointment with us.
How Contact Lens Exams Work
at Jarvis Vision Center in Murray, KY
We start a contact lens exam by discussing your eye health, your lifestyle, and your vision correction goals to see if contacts make sense for you. If so, then our next step is utilizing specialized equipment to map the eye’s surface and check for obstacles to contact lens wear, such as chronic dry eye, keratoconus, astigmatism, or severe myopia.
Your eyes are as unique as your fingerprints, so you’ll need a contact lens that suits yours. Our staff and eye doctors are experts at finding the right match for each patient.
Even if you’ve been told that you can’t wear contacts, or you’ve tried them unsuccessfully in the past, our specialists will be more than happy to reevaluate you and see if we can’t find a tailored or specialized solution. We’ll also provide training on caring for and wearing your contacts, and let you know you if your case requires a set schedule for follow-up appointments.
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Convenient Online Ordering
We’ve made it easier than ever for you to get your contacts ordered and shipped directly to your home. No need to deal with the hassle of 3rd-party companies that might not get you the right lenses — simply use our online order form and we’ll do the work! You can also contact our staff to find out if your next order is eligible for any manufacturer rebates or discounts based on your vision insurance.