At Family Eye Care in Chico, we understand that you have a variety of eye health needs. Whether you already wear glasses or not, you may be concerned about whether you are eligible to wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can be a great choice for many of our patients. They offer a level of freedom and flexibility that you cannot get with glasses. If you are interested in exploring your options for contact lenses, we can help.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Exam?
During your eye exam, we will take a close look at your eyes to determine if contact lenses are a good choice for you. Your eye doctor will also discuss your vision goals and how contact lenses can help you achieve them.
The doctor will evaluate your eyes to determine what kind of refractive error you have. If you have never worn contact lenses before, we will also take measurements of your eyes to ensure that the lenses we prescribe will fit well.
If you decide to move forward with contact lenses, we will work with you to find the right type of lens for your needs. Your eye doctor will also provide instructions on how to care for your lenses and keep your eyes healthy.
Some of our patients benefit from special contact lenses. Patients who experience dry eye syndrome, allergies, or recurring eye infections will benefit from special types of contact lenses. We also help you determine if you need special lenses, such as bifocal lenses. An eye exam will determine if you are a good candidate for specialty contacts.
In some cases, patients want to wear contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. These lenses can be used to camouflage your existing color or to produce a natural eye color you love. If you are interested in changing the color of your eyes or improving your vision, we can help you find the right type of contact lens. Our optometrists can prescribe cosmetic lenses even if you don't need a prescription.
Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam in Chico, CA
To learn more about contact lenses or to schedule a contact lens exam with an optometrist, contact Family Eye Care in Chico. We are happy to answer any of your questions and help you find contact lenses you love wearing. Call our team today at (530) 899-3939 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.