When you get contact lenses it is important that they are the right prescription. The prescription not only provides information about the type of correction that is needed; it also provides information about the size of the contact lens, the curvature of the lens, and the brand of lenses being requested. It is for this reason that a contact lens exam is different in many ways from a comprehensive eye exam. There are more tests that need to be run and measurements that need to be taken. When you want to have a great contact lens fitting in Tamarac, you will be able to get one at our eye care practice, 2020 Vision Place.
At 2020 Vision Place our expert and highly-trained optometrist is Dr. Ralph Bourjolly. Dr. Bourjolly has been providing great eye exams, screenings, and eye care treatments since 1990 for his patients in the South Florida area. A contact lens exam is quite comprehensive. It may be wise to set about an hour for the complete exam, which will include a dilated eye exam. As with a comprehensive eye exam there will be an examination of the refractive vision correction needed. And your eyes will also be screened for many different diseases and disorders during the contact lens fitting in Tamarac. However, there will also be measurements taken of your eye to make sure that the lens curves in just the right way, and that the lens will fit over the iris correctly. You do not want the lens to be too big or too small. Finally, our eye doctor will want to discuss with you what kind of contact lens you want to wear. There are many different lenses available, and while some may be better for vision acuity, others may simply fit your lifestyle better.
During a contact lens fitting in Tamarac your eyes will be tested for many diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; retinal tears; diabetic retinopathy; and other problems of the retina and macula. It is important that your eyes are healthy, and that you do not have any eye conditions that can be made worse by wearing glasses. If you have dry eye, you may need to have the condition treated first before you wear contact lenses. You do not want the contact lenses to irritate the eye or scratch the cornea. If you would like a comprehensive eye exam, contact our office for an appointment.