Who Can Wear Contact Lenses?
Previously, contact lenses were only for those with mild to moderate prescriptions and eyes free of complications or diseases. Thanks to advancements in eye care, there are now more contact lens options available for individuals with astigmatism, dry eyes, corneal disease, and other issues.
Individuals may choose to opt for contact lenses in addition to glasses for several reasons, such as simply not wanting to wear glasses all the time, doing sports/physical activity, or even altering the appearance of their eyes.
What is the Process for Getting Contacts?
To get contacts, you’ll first schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an added contact lens exam. It’s really important to get your eyes professionally examined so we know the correct prescription for your eyes and we can evaluate the overall health and size of your eyes. The prescription for eyeglasses is not the same prescription you will need for contacts.
After the examination part of the exam, you will discuss the type of contact lenses you will get. If you’ve been told that you can’t wear contacts due to certain conditions, Novel Eyes is here to help. We also offer a wide variety of specialty contact lenses, including:
Once we’ve decided what type of lenses are best for you, we’ll get you into a pair of diagnostic lenses. This will be assesed for fit and vision. If everything is good in office you’ll wear them for a few days out in the world to confirm comfort and funciton before we finalize your prescription for the year and order your supply of lenses. If anything needs to be tweaked to give you the best fit and vision all of those changes are included in your contact lens fitting fee.
Why Are Yearly Appointments Necessary for Contact Lenses?
Yearly contact lens appointments are necessary to ensure they are still fitting well, they are still correcting your vision properly, and your eyes are still healthy and safe.