Discuss Contact Lens options with Dr. Anhalt
Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses but not all patients may wear contact lenses as their primary source of vision correction. After a comprehensive eye health examination is performed, Dr. Anhalt will discuss contact lens options with the patient. There are several options to review during your contact lenses consultation, ones depending on your lifestyle and others depending on your eye health.
Lifestyle includes your preferences for daily disposables or monthly disposable lenses and also the use of gas permeable versus soft lenses. Depending on your particular correction Dr. Anhalt may recommend the right type or brand for you.
- Soft spherical lenses
- Soft toric lenses (for astigmatism)
- Soft multifocal lenses
- Monovision correction
- Colored lenses
- Hard gas permeable lenses
- Specialty lenses (keratoconus, RK, lasik, corneal disease, etc.)
Eye exams for contact lenses include special tests that typically are not performed in routine eye exams for eyeglasses. It is valid for a proper contact lens fitting or a prescription update.
These tests are required annually to insure that the contact lenses are not causing any discomfort to your eyes and your vision is at optimal levels.
Cornea, pupil and iris measurements
Some measures are key to avoid discomfort or even damage with the use of contact lenses. The keratometer and corneal topographer are some of the tools used to measure the curvature of your eye's clear front surface or cornea. Pupil and iris measurements are also helping your doctor to choose the proper size of your lenses so they fit and look well on your eyes.
Tear film evaluation
Evaluates your body's ability to produce tears. It is very important to measure your dry eye condition. In case of mild dryness you may be prescribed with special contact lenses for dry eyes.
Eye's surface and contact lens fit
The health of your cornea will be evaluated to detect any changes caused by contact lens wear. Usually the initial contact lens fitting requires follow-up visits to make sure the lenses are providing a good vision for you and no damaging your eye's surface.