The standard eye exam for eyeglasses is also performed when you want to wear contact lenses. Our Franconia opticians at Brahm & Powell Opticians will test the clarity of your vision using an eye chart. Our eye doctors also determine if you have any blurry vision or visual imperfections that prevent your eyes from properly focusing light. Once the eye doctor has finished the standard exam, your eyes will be measured to make sure that lenses sit properly over your corneas. You may also be asked to wear trial lenses during your visit to see how your eyes adapt to them. Our Franconia opticians are able to provide you with several contact lens options, choosing between multifocal, bifocal, rigid or soft lenses and you also have the choice to change the color of your eyes with colored lenses. If you are visiting Brahm & Powell Opticians requesting contact lenses for the first time, we will give you a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate for wearing contacts. Because there are so many lens choices, our educated eye doctors will listen closely to your goals and choose the lens that best suits your lifestyle.
Our eye doctors have several other tests to evaluate your eyes for contact lenses, including corneal topography. Because a contact lens rests on the cornea when inserted into your eye, the curvature of the cornea must be measured precisely in order to guarantee the most ideal and healthiest fit. Another important test that will be done by our Franconia opticians is the slit lamp examination. Even though this test is performed during a regular eye exam, our eye doctor may spend more time doing a slit lamp exam for a contact lens wearer. Occasionally, medical eye problems are identified that need to be treated before continuing on with the fitting.
After contact lens options are discussed, actual diagnostic contact lenses will be placed onto your eyes. A visual acuity test will then be performed to determine how well a contact lens actually corrects your vision. If you’ve never worn contact lenses, you will be taught the proper way to insert, remove and disinfect them. Our Franconia opticians will make sure you are aware how important hygiene, cleanliness and disinfection are when it comes to your’ lenses. You will most likely be allowed to wear the contact lenses for a week and then return for a follow-up visit. At the follow-up visit, our eye doctors will re-evaluate the contact lenses and solve any potential problems. Fitting contact lenses is a precise procedure that requires the level of expertise you will find at Brahm & Powell Opticians.