Are you getting tired of dealing with your eyeglasses on a daily basis? Do cumbersome ophthalmic frames constantly get in the way of your life? If your eyeglasses are as much of a nuisance as they are a necessity, it may be time to make a change in the way you correct your vision. Today’s contact lenses are better than even before, delivering unparalleled levels of visual clarity, all while providing total comfort that feels as natural as your own eyes. However, treating your eyes with contact lenses is nothing at all similar to eyeglasses, and nor are their prescriptions. The first step to contact lens care is a specialized contact lens exam from your local Spring Valley eye care center at the welcoming offices of Glenn Roter, OD.
Contact lenses work in a completely different manner to correct vision problems than ophthalmic eyeglasses do, and often times this difference can even prove to be more effective in treating your vision problem. The most common optical conditions, such nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all caused by imperfections in the shape of the eye. When eyes do not form in a perfect circle, the light that enters your eyes scatters, creating a blurred image. Eyeglasses work to correct this by redirecting the light for clear vision, but contact lenses sit directly on the surface of your eye. In this way your contact lenses work to sight problems by changing the shape of your eyes themselves, allowing for vision correction that truly moves with you. For this to be accomplished, your professional Spring Valley eye care experts must examine your eyes through a contact lens examination. In this exam your doctor will evaluate your optical health for any issues which could complicate your ability to wear contact lenses, such as a difficult to fit illness or dry eyes, as well taking measurements of the surface of your eye. An exact measurement of the corneal surface of your eyes will allow for a perfect fit to your contact lenses that works to correct your vision, and is a key element in your contact lens prescription. Contact lens prescriptions for those with astigmatism will also include a third number crafted for toric lenses to correct the unique issues which astigmatism presents.
If you are curious about your ability to wear contact lenses, the only way to know for sure if they are right for your is with a contact lens examination from your neighborhood Spring Valley eye care center. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the offices of Glenn Roter, OD specialize in difficult to fit contact lenses, including state of the art multifocal lenses. With walk-ins welcome, you can always find the time for your new contact lenses with the help of Glenn Roter, OD.