If you are tired of relying on glasses to see clearly, consider how contact lenses can benefit you. When you wear contacts, you don't need to worry about your vision being obstructed by an eyeglass frame or dirty lenses. Contact lenses are also an excellent option for those who don't want to wear eyeglasses all the time or endure LASIK surgery to improve their vision. If you are thinking about getting contacts, schedule an appointment with us at 20/20 Eyevenue for a contact lens exam.
Determine Your Prescription
Your contact lens prescription will be different than your eyeglass prescription. Eyeglasses sit an inch away from your eyes, and contacts sit directly on your cornea. Our optometrists will need to perform an eye exam for contacts to determine your prescription. We will also need to measure your eye to ensure a proper fit.
Discuss Your Lifestyle
Our eye doctors will want to know about your lifestyle to determine the best type of lenses for you. The contact lenses we provide include:
- Daily lenses are thrown out every day after use.
- Weekly lenses are thrown away and replaced once a week.
- Bi-weekly lenses are thrown away and replaced every two weeks.
- Monthly lenses are thrown away and replaced once a month.
- Extended wear lenses can be worn for 30 days straight without needing to remove them.
- Colored contacts can change the color of your eyes and help you see clearly.
Our optometrists will need to know about your lifestyle to fit you with contacts that will be most convenient for your needs.
Contact Lens Teaching
When the best pair of lenses for you is selected, you will be given a trial pair of lenses to wear for a week or two. Before you can leave the office with your contacts, you will need to sit down with one of our technicians for a contact lens teaching. We will teach you how to properly insert and remove the lenses. We will also teach you to clean and care for your contacts.
Before you leave the office on the day of your exam, we will schedule your follow-up appointment in a week or two. This visit is to ensure that you can see clearly and that your contacts are comfortable. If you have any issues, necessary adjustments can be made. If the contacts are working well, you can order your supply on the day of your follow-up appointment.
Contact Us for Your Next Eye Exam with Our Optometrists in Westminster
If you are interested in contact lenses, schedule an appointment with our team at 20/20 Eyevenue. We treat patients in Broomfield, Denver, Westminster, and the surrounding areas. Our optometrists can fit you with a pair of contacts that are perfect for your daily needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help maintain your eye and vision health.