If you’re looking for an optometrist, look no further than Wallace Optometry! We’ve serviced the Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery areas for over 70 years. When you want the functionality of glasses, but something much more discreet, contact lenses are a type of corrective eyewear that’s perfect for you. They sit directly on the eye’s surface, making them a popular alternative to traditional glasses. Whether this is the first time you’ve been in the market for contacts, you’ll first need a contact lens exam.
What Is a Contact Lens Exam?
This exam is a routine checkup performed by an optometrist to evaluate your vision and eye health to determine if you are a good candidate for contact lenses. This contact lens exam typically involves a series of tests to assess your eye shape, size, and health.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Before prescribing contact lenses, our optometrist will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to check your eye health and determine your prescription. This exam may involve checking your ability to see at various distances, evaluating your eyes’ health, and testing for eye disease or damage signs.
Eye Shape and Size Evaluation
Our optometrist will measure your eye’s curvature, size, and shape using special instruments. This is done using a keratometer, which measures the cornea's curvature, or a topographer, which maps the cornea's surface to create a 3D image of your eye.
Contact Lens Selection and Fitting
Next, we’ll recommend the type of contact lenses that are best for you. There are several types of contact lenses, including soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable lenses, and hybrid lenses. Our optometrist will also consider your lifestyle and needs, such as astigmatism correction, multifocal, or colored lenses.
Trial Period and Follow-up Appointments
Finally, we’ll give you a trial period to test your new contact lenses. You may need to return for follow-up appointments to check how the lenses fit during this time. We will also provide instructions on caring for your contact lenses, including cleaning and storing them properly.
Visit Wallace Optometry for the Best Contact Options
Our licensed optometrist will prescribe the best type for your vision problems, whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. When looking for an optometrist in Birmingham, AL, or surrounding areas, look no further than Wallace Optometry. Call our office at (205) 425-5182 to schedule an appointment. We will happily assist you with whatever vision needs you require.