LENS FITTINGS

CONTACT LENS EXAM

The doctors at Spectrum Eye Care are experts at fitting patients in the right contact lenses for their visual needs and which feel comfortable every day.

Do you currently wear contact lenses, or are you interested in wearing them to correct your vision? Whether you currently wear contact lenses or would like to wear them, you will need a contact lens exam. The doctors at Spectrum Eye Care are experts at fitting patients in the right contact lenses for their visual needs and which feel comfortable every day.  

What is a Contact Lens Exam?  

During a comprehensive eye exam, we check the overall health of your eyes and your vision. If you wear contact lenses or would like to wear contact lenses, then we will specifically evaluate your eyes during the contact lens exam to determine if you are a good candidate to wear contact lenses.  

One size does not fit all when it comes to contact lenses. During your contact lens exam at Spectrum Eye Care, your doctor will measure the curvature of your cornea, the front surface of your eye. This measurement will help them select the best type and size of contact for you; for instance, if you have astigmatism, then you may need to wear a special type of contact lens called a toric lens. They may also check your pupil or iris size and observe the quality of your tears with a tear film evaluation to ensure you have sufficient tears to keep the contact lenses moist and comfortable.   

We usually conduct the contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam because your doctor will perform special tests to determine your contact lens prescription and proper fit. If you wear contact lenses or would like to wear contact lenses, please let us know when you schedule your appointment as your contact lens exam will be conducted in addition to the comprehensive eye exam.   

Your Contact Lens Prescription  

Contact lens prescriptions are very different than eyeglass prescriptions, which is why it is important to have a contact lens exam conducted. Based on the results of your examination, your doctor at Spectrum Eye Care will provide a contact lens prescription that is right for your eyes and will meet the demands of your day-to-day life.   

A wide variety of contact lenses are available. Your doctor may give you a trial pair of contact lenses for you to wear to find those that fit your eye most comfortably on your eye and provide the clearest, most enjoyable vision experience.  

Contact Lens Follow-up Exam  

Depending on your history with the contact lens prescribed to you, you may be asked to come back to Spectrum Eye Care for a follow-up exam so that your doctor can check how the contact lens fits on your eye, whether you are comfortable in your contact lenses, and if your vision is clear.  

Schedule an Appointment at Spectrum Eye Care for a Contact Lens Exam   

The qualified team of eye doctors at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs are here for your contact lens exam and contact lens prescription needs. Whether you’ve been wearing contact lenses for a while or would like to try wearing them, we can help! Make your healthy vision a priority and contact our office to schedule your contact lens exam.   

Can I sleep in my contacts?

There are very few contacts that are designed to sleep in. If you want to sleep in your contacts please let the Dr know so they can put you in contacts that wont damage your eyes if you sleep in them.

Can I use my eyeglass prescription to buy over-the-counter contact lenses?

No. Contacts are the same pharmaceutical class as a pace maker it is a foreign object going in your eye. This is why you need an exam every year to wear contacts.

Is it safe for me to clean my contact lenses with a homemade solution?

No it is not safe to clean contact lenses with homemade solution. The improper solutions might result in serious eye infections and cause various problems in your eyes. Using a sterile cleaning solution that is made for your brand of contacts is going to give you the best results and protect your eyes.