Contact Lens Exam Services for Lubbock and the Surrounding Communities
Contact lenses are a terrific convenience for "invisible" vision correction, either alongside eyeglasses or in place of them. But to get that convenience, you need to make sure your lenses suit your eyes, vision needs and lifestyle. That's why Ginter Eyecare Center provides contact lens exams and fittings for Wolfforth, Lubbock and Woodrow residents.
Regular vision testing provides all the data an optometry center might need to create glasses that correct for refractive errors. But our optometrists need to learn more if you desire contact lenses. A contact lens exam includes such critical extra steps as measuring your pupils and irises, as well as measuring the exact curvature of your corneas. These calculations are necessary to ensure that your lenses will fit comfortably, without harming the eyes, and provide optimal vision correction.
Other parts of a contact lens exam include evaluating your tear production to see whether you suffer from dry eye, which might require the use of special hydrogel materials in your lenses. e will also discuss how often you want to wear (and clean) your lenses, which may dictate what type of lenses you end up with.
Need Specialized Contact Lenses? Our Optometrists at Ginter Eyecare Center Have Them
Some vision problems or lifestyle preferences demand particular types of contact lens products. Our eye care center can equip with you specialized lenses such as:
- Bifocal Contact Lenses - Bifocal contact lenses contain corrections for multiple fields of vision, just as bifocal eyeglasses do. The different correction fields may be arranged in concentric rings or placed in specific zones on the lens.
- Monovision Contact Lenses - If your eyes can't adjust to bifocal lenses, monovision lenses are another option. One single-vision lens contains the near vision correction, while the other handles distance vision. (Your brain quickly learns how to coordinate the different visual fields.)
- Astigmatism Contact Lenses - Astigmatism requires specialized contact lenses because the abnormal "pits" in the cornea are located at specific points -- and ordinary lenses tend to rotate with wear. Toric lenses keep still for precise astigmatism correction.
- Keratoconus Contact Lenses - Weak, thin corneas can bulge outward to create serious refractive errors, a condition called keratoconus. Your eye doctor may recommend scleral contacts that "vault" over the corneas.
- Daily Disposables - Daily disposable contact lenses are a wise choice for patients with giant papillary conjunctivitis, an eyelid irritation caused by proteins that can build up on extended-wear contacts.
- Color Contact Lenses - Want a more vivid eye color, or a different eye color altogether? Your eye doctor can create colored contact lenses that provide both great vision and a great new look.
- Orthokeratology ("Ortho-K") - If you don't want refractive surgery or daytime corrective lenses, orthokeratology may suit your needs. "Ortho-K"lenses are only worn overnight during sleep, temporarily reshaping the corneas for lens-free daytime clarity.
Call our optometrists at 806-798-8820 for a contact lens exam. We're your comprehensive source for all your optometry needs!