An estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to the American Optometric Association. Dr. Yvonne Weisz and her professional staff at Lifetime Eyecare Optometry in Rancho Cucamonga, California, provide patients with contact lenses that are most suitable for their individual needs. Her team offers eye health and vision evaluations as well as contact lens fittings to help you navigate the world. Call or book online today.
The first step is to obtain a prescription. Before prescribing your lenses, Dr. Weisz will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and vision evaluation to determine your overall eye health and the level of vision correction needed for your new lenses.
Some of the factors Dr. Weisz assesses during your exam are:
By placing different lenses in front of you, Dr. Weisz can see how your eyes focus with each lens.
Once Dr. Weisz has written your prescription, you’ll need to have a contact lens exam to assess your vision with contacts.
Dr. Weisz will carefully determine the right size and shape lenses for you. Doing so is imperative since contact lenses sit directly on the surface of your eye and have to fit comfortably and correctly to avoid irritation and ocular damage.
It’s essential you choose the right contact lenses to fit you and your prescription. There are two main types of contacts.
You’ll also need to decide if you want disposable, daily, or extended-wear contacts. You need to change extended-wear contacts either weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
Contact lenses require proper care and use. For the safest, best experience with contact lenses, be sure to avoid:
Also, be sure to wash your hands before putting on your contacts, to minimize the chance of pain, irritation, and bacterial infections. Some bacterial infections can even lead to vision loss, so maintaining adequate contact lens hygiene is crucial to your eye health.
Other tips for good contact lens hygiene are:
For more information about contacts and to get your prescription, call or book online to visit the Lifetime Eyecare Optometry team.