Contact lenses help people conveniently see the world around them, much more clearly than they could without vision correction. With contacts, though, it's important you have the right prescription, or you won't see as clearly as you could. Fortunately, an optometrist on our optometry team at ABC Vision, serving Portland, OR, Hillsboro, OR, and Sherwood, OR, can assist.
Types of Contact Lenses
Whether you realized it or not, all contacts aren't the same and they don't just vary based on your prescription. There are gas-permeable lenses, soft contacts, tori lenses, dailies, and many other options.
Some are for people with certain eye problems. Others, however, are based on preference. For instance, dailies are convenient for people who don't want to deal with soaking their lenses overnight. For people who have dry eyes, scleral lenses may be much more comfortable because they do not touch the cornea while you're wearing them.
For people with astigmatism, gas-permeable lenses work well. They're also beneficial for children because they can sometimes correct the problem fully. Another type of contact lens for people with astigmatism is toric lenses. These have a special shape, so they can better correct vision for people who have this condition.
What a Contact Lens Screening Consists of
An optometrist on our team will first begin your exam like any other vision screening. You may need to read lines of letters. Each line is a different size. You’ll need to tell your practitioner when you can see them clearly. We may also use a machine to get the measurements of your eye so that we can get you an accurate prescription. We may do other tests as well to make sure you do not have any unnoticed eye disorders.
Pairing You with Contacts
The final step is to get a final measure the dimensions of your eyes. This allows us to figure out what size to give you in contacts, so your vision is corrected fully, and the contacts are comfortable.
Visit Us for More Information
We at ABC Vision, serving Portland, OR, Hillsboro, OR, and Sherwood, OR, can get you in a pair of contacts that'll enhance your vision and let you see clearly. We offer eye exams to ensure you're in the right prescription and your contacts fit you well. We are here to help. Contact us for an appointment by calling: Sherwood – (503) 625-5599, Hillsboro – (503) 649-7566, Portland – (503) 473-8039.