Contact Lens Eye Exam
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Our Doctors determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.
After your exam and determining the level of refractive error, Our Doctors work with you to determine whether contact lenses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, contact lenses might be something that is best left for occasional use and you may find that glasses might be the most comfortable corrective solution.
Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form.
Depending on the contact lenses prescribed, they will need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color.
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7685 Northwoods Blvd
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: (843) 572-6622