Eyeglasses and contact lenses are both equally helpful in correcting common vision concerns, but there are pros and cons for each. Getting contacts is a bit more involved than with eyeglasses. The exam is more detailed, the prescription for contact lenses is different than that for glasses, even though they are both addressing the exact same situation. Also, contact lenses need to be fitted properly to ensure that they do not cause any discomfort or infections and that they are giving you the vision correction that they were designed for. Quality Optical of Olney will help you to get the ideal contact lenses for your needs and our Ashton-Sandy Spring eye doctor
will not be satisfied until you are.
Ashton-Sandy Spring Optometrist
As part of a standard comprehensive eye exam, all patients will have their visual acuity tested and, if necessary, receive a prescription for glasses or contacts. The exam for contact lenses, though, is more detailed. Because contacts are actually in your eyes, it is essential to check your conjunctiva, corneas- including their curvature, and your eyelids to ascertain that you will be able to wear contact lenses and to limit the chances of having any problems with them. Our Ashton-Sandy Spring eye doctor
will then write a prescription for your new contact lenses that our optician can fill for you.
The fitting is also vital for two reasons. First, if they do not sit well within your eye, if they cause you to feel uncomfortable, or cause irritation, you will probably not want to wear them. What good are contact lenses that stay in their case? Second, the only way that contacts can give you their maximum benefit is if they fit right in your eye. Only then can they correct your visual deficiency optimally the way our Ashton-Sandy Spring eye doctor
intended. So our optician will try various types on you and position them accordingly in order to find the best alignment and the best type of lens. Whether soft or rigid, daily wear, extended wear, disposable, or color changing, we have what you need. And with the new year starting, why not commit to making your eye health and your vision a priority in 2014?
By Quality Optical
January 23, 2014