Contact lens exams, like all regular eye exams, allow your eye doctor to take a thorough look at the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Evaluating your contact lens annually and also lets your eye doctor keep a close watch on any changes to your vision before they become serious.
If you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s important to make sure that your lenses fit both your eyes well and you are seeing clearly. In addition, contact lens exam will also involve a contact lens fitting and follow up care as needed.Whether you have 20-20 vision, eyeglasses or contact lenses, you need regular eye exams to help keep your eyes and vision at their best. Normally, this involves:
Eye tests to determine your refractive error and prescription
Cover tests that check how well your eyes work together
Slit-lamp exams that give your eye doctor a magnified view of the structures in your eyes in order to determine their health
Eye pressure or “air puff” tests that check for glaucoma
Pupil dilation that gives your eye doctor a better view of the back of your eyes and Retina