You're not alone if you're in the market for contact lenses. In the United States alone, over 45 million people wear contact lenses, and that number is only expected to grow. Yet, there are several factors to consider while shopping for contact lenses. We're here to help! At Benefield Eye Care, our optometrist and ophthalmologist in Gulfport will conduct an eye exam to get you fitted with the best contact lenses for your needs!
What to Expect during a Contact Lenses Exam
If you're looking for contact lenses, you'll need to undergo a contact lens eye exam. During this exam, our optometry specialist in Gulfport will:
- Visual Acuity Test: This is the standard eye chart test you're probably used to. We'll use it to determine your prescription for contact lenses.
- General Eye Exam: We'll check for common eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. We'll also check if you have allergies that could affect your ability to wear contact lenses.
- Measurement: We'll use a corneal topographer to map the surface of your eyes. This tool will help us determine what type of contact lenses will fit you best.
Once we've completed the contact lenses exam, we'll recommend the best type of contacts for you. We provide a wide variety of contact lenses, including daily wear, extended wear, disposable, and colored contacts. We'll help you find the perfect fit, so you can enjoy all the benefits of wearing contact lenses for your vision.
Types of Contact Lenses
Whether you're nearsighted, far-sighted, or have undergone LASIK surgery, a type of contact lens is right for you. At Benefield Eye Care, we offer the following types of contact lenses:
- Soft Contact Lenses: These are the most common type of contact lenses. They're made of a flexible material that allows oxygen to flow through your eyes.
- Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses: These lenses are made of a rigid material that allows oxygen to flow through. They usually take a little longer to get used to than soft lenses.
- Multifocal lenses: These lenses are for people with presbyopia, which causes difficulty reading up close. Multifocal lenses have different zones that allow you to see clearly at all distances.
Find the Best Specialists at Benefield Eye Care
If you're looking for an "eye doctor near me," end your search today and visit Benefield Eye Care. Our optometry and ophthalmology specialist in Gulfport will provide comprehensive eye care, including a contact lens exam! Call us at (228) 328-0972 to schedule your appointment.