For decades, those who need vision correction have turned to contact lenses when they did not want to wear eyeglasses. Contacts can let you look like you aren’t wearing anything while bringing you excellent visual clarity. Our Sayville optometrists offer a wide range of contact lenses, best suited to fit your lifestyle. After a contact lens exam at Sayville Family Eye Care, our optometrist can work with your to choose the best lenses.
Types of Contact Lenses
Modern contact lenses come in a huge array of types. Most of these are meant to address various patient needs, ranging from basics like lens hygiene to special lenses that work despite diseases like keratoconus.
- Daily disposables: These eliminate the need to deal with daily lens cleanings and solution soaks. You just pop them in when you get up, and throw them away just before bed.
- Extended wear: If you’re prone to falling asleep with your lenses still in your eyes, choose this type. How long they can be worn depends on the brand and your eye doctor’s recommendation.
- Hard to fit: These work with irregular astigmatism caused by keratoconus, cataract surgery, and other conditions. Typically, they are larger than normal contact lenses, so they rest on the sclera (white part) of your eye instead of on your cornea.
- Toric: Toric lenses are made to work for people with astigmatism. These have different powers in different meridians, so the way they sit on your eyes is important. They are made so that they do not rotate after insertion, thereby keeping them in the proper orientation.
- Costume: These lenses are made primarily to change how your eyes look. The effect can be anything from subtle to shocking. When considering these, remember that the only safe ones are those prescribed by your optometrist in Sayville after a proper fitting session.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
At a contact lens exam, the curvature of your corneas will be measured. The size of your pupils may be checked as well. Your tear film will be evaluated, too. This involves putting a drop of temporary dye in your eye and then examining it with a slit lamp or other device.
For most aspects of the fitting, all you need to do is look into various instruments. The results will let the doctor know what types of lenses will work for you.
Typically, the fitting aspect of your visit will come after a comprehensive eye exam. If you’re new to contact lenses, a consultation will be given after the fitting to teach you how to care for them.
Contact our Sayville Optometrists for Contact Lenses
To get a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting, just call us here at Sayville Family Eye Care. We’ll be glad to get you started on your new, glasses-free look. Call us at (631) 589-1850 to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists in Sayville.