Whether you wear contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses, you should visit our vision practice, 2020 Vision Place, when you need a comprehensive eye exam. Our Tamarac eye doctor, Dr. Ralph Bourjolly, can provide you with either a comprehensive eye exam or a contact lens exam and fitting, depending on which type of vision correction you want to use.
Although there are similarities between contact lens exams and prescription lens exams, there are also some important differences. During both exams, your eyes will be measured for their visual acuity. If you have a refractive error including astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, your eyes can be corrected using prescription lenses. Many patients are very happy to know that even if they have astigmatism they can have their vision corrected with contact lenses. During both eye exams, your eyes will also be thoroughly screened for different types of eye diseases including: macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; cataracts; glaucoma; retinal tears; and problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. However, if you are going to be wearing contact lenses, some additional information will need to be gathered. It is extremely important that contact lenses fit your eyes precisely; otherwise they can end up causing permanent damage to the cornea. So, as part of your contact lens exam, our eye doctor will take certain measurements of your eyes, including the curvature of your cornea and the size of your iris. Our Tamarac eye doctor will also want to make sure that you do not have dry eye; if you do, you can still wear contact lenses but a special type of lens will be prescribed for you. As part of the contact lens exam, our optometrist will also tell you how to safely care for your lenses, as well as how to insert the lenses into your eyes and remove them from your eyes, if you are a first time lens wearer.
For an appointment to meet with our Tamarac eye doctor, contact us for an appointment.