Today, almost anyone who needs to have their vision corrected can wear contact lenses. There had been such great advances in contact lenses over the past five years, that many people are now encouraged to try contact lenses again, even if they were not successful in their attempt several years back. Modern contact lenses make it very easy for patients with astigmatism to comfortably and accurately have their vision corrected. In fact, there are even special contact lenses for patients who suffer with dry eye. If you are interested in getting contact lenses, you will want to visit our Maspeth optical store of Lens Lab Express.
Our optometrists are able to provide expert contact lens exams and fittings for even hard-to-fit patients. During a contact lens exam at our Maspeth optical store, you will have your visual acuity tested. It may be determined that you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or have some combination of astigmatism and a second refractive error. However, you will still be able to comfortably wear contact lenses. While many patients use to wear hard contact lenses for better vision, today’s contact lenses make it possible for almost everyone to achieve great vision using soft contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are much easier to get used to, and are much more comfortable to wear. Soft contact lenses can be purchased at our optical store. They can be: extended wear lenses; daily wear lenses; disposable lenses; or even color-changing lenses which make it appear as though the color of your iris has changed.
As part of your contact lens exam and fitting, our optometrist will also give you a complete vision exam to make sure that your eyes are healthy. Sometimes with certain vision conditions, it is recommended that you do not wear contact lenses. Improper handling of contact lenses can also make it more likely that you will get an eye infection. With certain vision situations, this can be a serious event which should be avoided. Among the many eye diseases that you will be screened for during our contact lens exam are: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eyes; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. During your exam, your eyes will also be measured for the curvature of your cornea and the size of your iris. It is very important that contact lenses fit your eyes correctly to avoid any problems with damage to the cornea. For this reason, sizing information is used as part of your contact lens prescription. For an appointment to see one of our top-notch optometrists regarding a contact lens exam and fitting at our Maspeth optical store, contact us today.