Are You a Candidate for Contacts? Advice From Our Fair Oaks Optometrist
If you've been thinking about making the switch from traditional glasses to contact lenses, then contact lens exams in Fair Oaks can help you determine whether you're a good candidate. At Swan Family Optometry, our eye doctor in Fair Oaks provides comprehensive contact lens exams in addition to a number of other services to optimize your eye and vision health.
There are many factors that our Fair Oaks optometrist will take into consideration during your contact lens exam to determine whether you're a viable candidate to wear contact lenses. One of the more important factors will be the shape and curvature of your eyes' lenses. If you have an abnormal curvature, such as an astigmatism (very common), then traditional contact lenses will not fit you comfortably. As a result, you may need to wear specialty, hard-to-fit contacts for a more secure and comfortable fit. Other eye conditions, such as dry eye, could also affect your ability to wear traditional lenses. In such cases, medicated eye drops may need to be used with your contacts to help you transition to wearing contact lenses.
Some other common examples of specialty lenses offered by our eye doctor in Fair Oaks include:
- Gas permeable lenses
- Toric lenses
- Bifocal and multifocal lenses
Your lifestyle will also come into play in determine whether or not contacts are the right decision for you. If you think you may have a hard time remembering or finding the time to properly clean and care for your lenses on a daily basis, then our optometrist may recommend a daily disposable contact lens that will require less care and maintenance.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Fair Oaks Eye Doctor
If you'd like to find out more about whether you're a good candidate for contacts, book your contact lens exam with our Fair Oaks eye doctor today. You can schedule your appointment with Swan Family Optometry by calling our office directly at (916) 966-6080.
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