Whether you currently wear contact lenses or would like to try wearing them, our optometrists have the expertise to successfully fit you in the right contact lenses, so you experience clear, sharp vision, and feel comfortable wearing them. We offer a variety of contact lens options, including specialty contact lenses for people who have been told in the past they are “hard to fit” for contact lenses.
Contact lens exam and fitting
One size does not fit all when it comes to contact lenses. During your contact lens examination at Vision Center of Lake Norman in Mooresville or Lifetime Eyecare in Newton, your doctor will measure the curvature of your cornea, the front surface of your eye. This measurement will help them select the best type and size of contact for you; for instance, if you have astigmatism, then you may need to wear a special type of contact lens called a toric lens. They may also check your pupil or iris size and observe the quality of your tears with a tear film evaluation to ensure you have sufficient tears to keep the contact lenses moist and comfortable.
While a comprehensive eye exam checks the overall health of your eyes and your vision, a contact lens exam specifically evaluates your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate to wear contact lenses.
Contact lens exams are typically conducted in addition to a comprehensive eye exam, as your doctor will perform special tests to determine your contact lens prescription and proper fit.
If you wear contact lenses or would like to wear contact lenses, please let us know when you schedule your appointment as your contact lens exam will be conducted in addition to the comprehensive eye exam.
According to the CDC, an estimated 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. Contact lenses offer many benefits for people who need vision correction, which is why they are so popular.
- Soft contact lenses
- Rigid gas permeable lenses
Contact lens prescription
Contact lens prescriptions are very different than eyeglass prescriptions, which is why it is important to have a contact lens exam conducted. Based on the results of your examination, your eye doctor will provide a contact lens prescription that is right for your eyes and will meet the demands of your day-to-day life.
A wide variety of contact lenses are available. Your doctor may give you a trial pair of contact lenses for you to wear to find those that fit your eye most comfortably on your eye and provide the clearest, most enjoyable vision experience.
Contact lens follow-up exam
Depending on your history with the contact lens prescribed to you, you may be asked to come back for a follow-up exam so that your doctor can check how the contact lens fits on your eye, whether you are comfortable in your contact lenses, and if your vision is clear.
Our qualified team of eye doctors are here for your contact lens exam and contact lens prescription needs, taking your health history and unique visual needs into account. Make your healthy vision a priority and contact our office to schedule your contact lens exam.
Can I sleep in my contacts?
We do not recommend any of out patients to sleep in their contacts.
Can I use my eyeglass prescription to buy over-the-counter contact lenses?
No, eyeglass prescription and contact lenses are different prescriptions. Contacts lenses need to custom fit to your eyes.
Is it safe for me to clean my contact lenses with a homemade solution?
No, it is important to use the doctor recommended contact lens solution. Solutions are made to the specific material your contact lens.