Once upon a time — when contact lenses were still fairly primitive technology — a great many people in need of vision correction were excluded from wearing them. Some of these suffered from allergies. Others suffered from astigmatism. Still others just couldn’t get used to the feel of those old lenses. Luckily for those needing vision correction today, however, new materials and techniques mean that a much higher percentage of people are able to ditch the eyeglasses for lenses that rest directly on their eyes. Are you considering making the switch to contact lenses? Here’s what you can expect when you come in for an exam with your Lake View optometrist at Chicago Vision Club.
If you already have glasses, the first part of the exam will be identical to what you’ve experienced in the past. We’ll start with depth perception and glaucoma tests, and then move on to reading charts. If it turns out you’re having trouble seeing, we’ll take a closer look to determine precisely what kind of supplemental optics you’ll need to clear up your vision. This is the point at which things will diverge from your past optometric experience. Although you can get away with wearing pants, a shirt or even glasses that aren’t quite the right size, the same is not true for contact lenses, which require a close fit to stay adhered to the surface of your eye. Our Lake View optometrist will need to take very precise measurements of your eyes in order to select the right lenses. You’ll also need to be briefed on how to take your new contacts in and out and on how to care for them. Finally, you’ll need to come into Chicago Vision Club for a follow-up appointment to make sure your eyes aren’t reacting badly to having foreign objects in them.
Today’s contact lens technology makes vision correction easier than ever before in the history of humanity. Let our Lake View optometrist show you the many options available. Even if you were told you could wear contacts in the past, come into Chicago Vision Club and as about the next generation of lenses. You might be pleasantly surprised.