At Lewis County Eye & Vision we have been serving the optometry needs of Chehalis, WA, for over 65 years. When looking to get contact lenses, specifying that you are looking for a contact lens appointment can put you on the right track to improve your vision. While a general eye exam and a contact lens exam are different, you can save time by having them both done at once.
Our team of eye care professionals will evaluate the health of your eyes while also making sure that you do not have any conditions that will make wearing contact lenses difficult. Our optometrist will consider your medical needs and lifestyle when recommending contact lenses for you. Read on to learn more about the process of receiving new contact lenses.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam
This exam is a way to compile information that lets us determine the best course of action in prescribing your contacts. Contacts come in many varieties. There are overnight contacts, multi-use contacts, and contacts that can correct malformations of the eye. Some conditions make wearing traditional soft contact lenses impossible. In this situation, our optometrist will recommend one of several specialty contact lenses that will help improve your vision and eye health.
After You've Been Fitted
Once you have been fitted and prescribed contact lenses, we will work to ensure that you have the proper information for the safe wear of your new lenses. This includes information on how to keep your contact lenses clean, replacement contacts, taking out your contacts for sleeping, swimming, or showering, and immediately removing your contacts when experiencing irritation. We will give you a trial set of contact lenses for you to wear for one week before returning to our office for a follow-up appointment.
Preserving and Improving Your Vision
Being vigilant in your eye care ensures you can continue seeing clearly. Regular checkups allow our eye doctor to diagnose and address conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma before visual impairment is allowed to occur. Our optometrist will also recommend lifestyle adjustments to help you get the most out of your contact lenses and avoid conditions such as dry eye and computer vision syndrome.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Care Professionals in Chehalis, WA
If you are looking for new contact lenses in Chehalis, WA, contact Lewis County Eye and Vision today. Call us at (360) 748-9228 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.