Contact Lens Exam
Contact lenses can correct the same refractive errors as glasses, but they feel much closer to having a natural, uncorrected clear vision and they won’t get in the way of your active lifestyle.
Contact lens wear can significantly reduce your dependency on eyeglasses, provide hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses.
If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. If you need bifocals, there are multiple way to accommodate your need for distance and near correction.
Basic prescription contact lenses
Astigmatism corrective contact lenses
(for the "football-shaped" eye)
Contacts that can partially change, or fully change the eye color, or to enhance your natural color
A specialty contact lens designed for eyes with corneal conditions that traditional glasses and contacts may not be able to correct partially or fully, or be able to achieve maximum visual clarity. Examples include:
- POST SURGICAL
- PELLUCID MARGINAL DEGENERATINON
- DRY EYE SYNDROME / CORNEAL SURFACE DISEASE
- STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME
- POST-CORNEAL TRANSPLANT
- SJOGREN'S SYNDROME
- GRAFT VS. HOST DISEASE
Allows wearer to see far and near by fitting a distance-viewing contact in the dominant eye and a near-viewing contact in the non-dominant eye
Specially designed contacts that allow the wearer to see far and near with both eyes as the single contact lens has both distance and near prescription built in. This is best for depth perception.
Specially designed contacts that allows the wearer with astigmatism to see both far and near with both eyes. The single contact lens has both distance and near prescription built in. This method enhances depth perception.
rigid gas permeable
Hard contact lenses for eyes that have used them for years without discomfort, for eyes with more astigmatism, or harder-to-fit corneas
Which lens is right for YOU?
The first step is a comprehensive eye examination, followed by a contact lens fitting by our licensed staff optometrists. There are a great many choices of lenses available to you.
We carry all major contact lens brands and fit a wide array of lenses including disposable, planned replacement, toric and bifocal, dailies, and colored contacts. It is important to consider your present visual needs (work, outdoor activities, hobbies, etc).
Astigmatism? You CAN wear contacts!
Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of the eye (the cornea) is slightly irregular in shape. Recent advances in lens designs now enable people with astigmatism to wear what are known as toric contact lenses.
Both soft and RGP (gas permeable) contacts are available to correct astigmatism.
The Fitting Process
Contact lenses are a medical device, and are, therefore, controlled by the FDA.
Typically, contact lens prescriptions expire in one year and require annual checkups with your eye doctor.
Fitting for the ideal lens ensures the best comfort and optimal vision that begins with your initial contact lens evaluation. After the necessary measurements and careful consideration of your visual needs, your eye doctor will recommend the best lenses for you.
In the office you will practice inserting, removing, and how to practice safe care and usage of your new lenses.
Should further time be required, we will be happy to schedule an additional session.
If independence from glasses is what you're looking for, even if it's only on occasion, the doctors at Site to See in Windermere, Florida, can help you find the right contacts to suit your lifestyle.