It's important to know that a standard eye exam is different from a contact lens exam. For contact lens wearers, a contact lens exam is conducted to make sure the lenses fit both eyes properly. It also helps ensure your eyes feel comfortable and see clearly. Our optometrist at JJ's Discount Eyewear provides comprehensive eye exams and contact lens exams for those in Oneonta and surrounding areas interested in contact lenses.
What Is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
A comprehensive eye exam is essential for maintaining a proper prescription and optimal eye health, regardless of whether or not you are experiencing vision problems. When we look at your eyes, we can check for signs of health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. We also look for signs of cataracts or glaucoma during a comprehensive eye exam and perform tests that examine how well your eyes work together. This helps us to determine your prescription. From here, we can better understand if contact lenses are right for you.
What Is a Contact Lens Exam?
If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, we will provide a contact lens exam after your comprehensive eye exam at JJ's Discount Eyewear. Your contact lens prescription will be different than your eyeglass prescription. Eyeglasses sit an inch away from your eyes, and contacts sit directly on your cornea. Your contact lens exam will involve determining your contact lens prescriptions and measuring your eyes to ensure a proper fit.
Finding the Best Contact Lenses for Your Eyes
Once you have the correct fit and prescription for contacts, you will need to decide what types of contact lenses you're interested in. At JJ's Discount Eyewear, we offer both soft or rigid gas permeable (hard) contact lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are also available for patients who need vision correcting lenses for near and far distances.
When the best pair of lenses for you is selected, you will be given a trial pair of lenses to wear for a week or two. Before you can leave the office with your contacts, you will need to sit down with one of our technicians for a contact lens teaching. We will teach you how to properly insert and remove the lenses. We will also teach you to clean and care for your contacts.
Contact Us for Your Next Eye Exam in Oneonta
If you are interested in getting a pair of contact lenses, schedule an eye exam with our professional staff at JJ's Discount Eyewear. Our optometrist can help you find the best prescription for your eyes and check for any eye-related problems you may be experiencing. We are committed to providing our patients in Oneonta and surrounding areas with the eye care they need. Contact us today to learn more about our vision services and how they can help you.