Contact Lens Exams from Premier Eye Care
At Premier Eye Care, we are proud to serve the people of Fort Worth and take care of their ocular needs. One of the most common reasons why patients come to our office is for contacts. We know that some patients might have questions about contact lenses. We are here to answer them.
An Introduction to Contact Lenses
When someone comes to see us for contacts, they often ask how they work. Contact lenses are small, round objects that sit directly on top of a person’s eyes. Contact lenses bend light as it enters the eye to ensure light focuses on the retina exactly as it should. This improves the clarity of someone’s vision, allowing them to see clearly.
What Is the Difference Between a Regular Eye Exam and a Contact Lens Exam?
It is important for people to note that a contact lens exam is not the same as a regular eye exam. Regular eye exams are a critical part of helping someone maintain his or her overall eye health. The eye doctor is going to check for signs of serious health conditions, such as glaucoma. The eye doctor is also going to check the sharpness and clarity of someone’s vision. It is often at these visits that a doctor realizes someone needs glasses or contacts.
At a contact lens exam, the eye doctor is going to perform specialized tests to make sure that someone is a candidate for regular contacts. The doctor might also check to make sure someone has enough tears to wear contacts comfortably.
What to Expect at a Contact Lens Exam
When someone arrives for a contact lens exam, the eye doctor is going to perform a few special tests to take a look at the surface of someone’s eyes. This is done to determine which size contacts someone needs. Then, the doctor is going to evaluate the film of tears on top of someone’s eyes to make sure the eyes aren’t too dry. Finally, the eye doctor will provide the patient with a prescription for the right contacts.
Contact Us Today to Learn More!
At Premier Eye Care, it is our honor to serve the local individuals and families of Fort Worth. We are proud to provide the latest in technology when it comes to contact lenses and glasses. Our compassionate eye doctors are here to help you with all of your eye care needs. If you are looking for a caring eye doctor in the local area, then call us today at 817-428-2020 to make an appointment! We can't wait to meet you!
Step 1: Place the lens on the edge of your right index (or left if left-handed) index finger, edges up so it is shaped like a bowl.
Step 2: Place the second finger of left hand on the right upper eyelid and press firmly upward, holding up at the brow bone. Place second finger of the right hand on the lower lid and place firmly downward.
Step 3: Look straight ahead into a mirror and slowly move the index finger with the contact lens towards the cornea until the lens touches the cornea. Then release the eyelids and close the eye for a few seconds allowing the lens to settle. Repeat the procedure
Step 4: Open the eye same as before, holding upper lid up against the brow, and pulling down on the lower lid. Place thumb and index finger on the outer edges of the eye (whites of eye)
Step 5: Pull thumb and forefinger in towards the center of the eye until fingers touch, grabbing the lens by the edges.
Step 6: Fingers should meet in the center.
Step7: Pull lens straight out of the eye.
Contact Lens Brands
* 1Day Moist
* True Eyes 1Day
* Acuvue Oasys
* Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism
* Acuvue Oasys Multifocal
*Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism
*Acuvue Oasys w/Transitions
* Air Optix for Astigmatism
* Air Optix Multifocal
* Air Optix
* Air Optix w/ Hydraglyde
* Dailies Total 1
* Dailies Total 1 for Astigmatism
* Dailies Total 1 Multifocal
* Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus
* Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Toric
* Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Multifocal
* Air Optix Colors
* Dailies colors
* Avaira Torics
* Biofinity Torics
* Clearsight 1Day
* Proclear Torics
* Proclear Multifocal
* Clariti 1 Day
* Clariti 1 Day Toric
Bausch & Lomb
* Ultra for Astigmatism
* Ultra for Presbyopia
* Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism
* Biotrue 1 Day
* Biotrue 1 Day for Astigmatism
* Biotrue 1 Day for Presbyopia
We also work with Specialty Contact Lenses:
* Bifocal Lenses
* Dream Lens
* Keratoconic Contact Lens
* AKS (Keratoconus)