Our eye doctors offer contact lens exams in order to fit a wide variety of contact lenses on patients of all ages and needs in Charleston. Contact lenses are available in a wide range of prescriptions and can be completely personalized to your vision and eye care needs. If you have astigmatism or need reading glasses, wearing contact lenses can finally eliminate the hassle of wearing eyeglasses. All you need to do to get started is contact your trusted optometrist to schedule an appointment for a contact lens exam.

Getting Fitted for Contact Lenses

Scheduling your vision screening is the first step to achieving sharper vision without the use of glasses. During your eye exam and evaluation, our vision specialists will determine an appropriate prescription to correct your vision. Next, we will evaluate your eye health and structure before selecting the best lens for you. Here are some aspects we will consider when selecting your new lenses:

  • Contact Lens Material – Choices range from soft and hard lenses to hybrid lenses and GP lenses.
  • Length of Wear – Choices range from daily wear to extended wear.
  • Disposal Frequency – Choices range from daily disposal, frequent disposal, or reusable lenses.
  • Contact Lens Design – Choices can be customized to meet your needs and include toric, spherical, bifocal, multifocal, or orthokeratology.

Because there are many factors that we consider when determining your lens prescription, a contact lens exam is essential so that we can find a corrective lens that meets your needs, feels comfortable, and helps you see sharper and clearer.

Contact Lens Options

Toric lenses

If you have astigmatism, then a toric lens, generally, will be your best option. Astigmatism occurs when the eye is not perfectly round in shape. This requires a different prescription in the vertical and horizontal directions. A toric lens accomplishes this by making the bottom of the lens slightly thicker so the lens can align correctly on the eye.

Multifocal contact lens image2Multifocal lenses

Having to wear reading glasses over your contact lenses can be a real inconvenience. A contact lens exam allows your eye doctor to find the best contact lens prescription for you. That’s why we offer innovative multifocal lenses in a wide variety of strengths. Multifocal lenses work by giving you a different focus in the center of the lens versus the outer edges of the lens, thereby perfecting your vision without the use of eyeglasses.

Schedule a Contact Lens Exam

It’s time to see the world with brand new vision. When you work with our friendly, dedicated eye doctors, you can get the contacts that work perfectly for your eyes, your vision, and your needs so that you can experience life without glasses. Contact us today to schedule your exam and we’ll walk you through the entire process in our comfortable, efficient, and friendly eye and vision center in Charleston.

Instructions for Inserting and Removing Your Lenses

Below you will find a video with detailed information regarding insertion and removal of your soft contact lenses. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.