Why do you need an annual contact lens exam in Rochester Hills?

Why do you need an annual contact lens exam in Rochester Hills?

If you wear contact lens, or are thinking of trying them, now is the time!  Recent advances in contact lens technology make wearing contact lens easier than ever.   A contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Mark Roy helps to assess your eyes, determine the right type of contact lens for your eyes, and evaluate the overall ocular health of your vision.

What happens during a contact lens exam?

During a contact lens exam, Dr. Roy will perform special tests to evaluate your vision with contacts.  He may adjust the strength of your prescription, especially if you currently wear eyeglasses and are transitioning into wearing contacts for the first time. This often happens since contacts sit on your eye, instead of beside your eye as glasses do. Contact lenses differ in their thickness, curvature, and shape. To ensure that you get the best possible fit, a contact lens evaluation is necessary. During this time, Dr. Roy also checks the health of your eyes and can monitor and treat any vision conditions, like hypertension, glaucoma and diabetes.

The importance of a contact lens exam

There are many different contact lens materials, solutions and modality that need to be assessed for a successful contact lens wearing experience.  Once you have the correct fit and prescription for contacts, Dr. Roy will help you decide whether you want disposable contacts or extended wear, and if you want your contacts to be colored.  Dr. Roy explains  how to appropriately care for your lenses, addresses any questions, and gives you the tools  needed  to successfully wear contact lenses.

Whether you wear glasses or contacts, it's a good idea to get a yearly eye exam to see if you have new or existing vision problems, and if you need vision correction.   Dr. Roy strives to improve patient vision outcomes and help more of his patients benefit from the freedom and visual enhancement that contact lenses can offer.   Call Oakland Optometry at 248.373.6500 to schedule your contact lens eye exam.

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