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Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Comprehensive Eye Exams for Contact Lenses in Pasadena

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Contact lenses offer a flexible and convenient vision correction option for many individuals. Whether you choose to wear contact lenses occasionally or as your primary vision correction, it’s essential to ensure they fit properly and that you understand the importance of contact lens safety and hygiene.

A contact lens exam at Vision i Care includes a thorough eye examination, a general vision prescription check, and a comprehensive contact lens consultation and measurement to determine the right lens fit for you. Discover the importance of comprehensive eye exams specifically tailored for contact lens wearers. At Vision I Care, our experienced optometrists ensure the perfect fit for your lenses, prioritizing your comfort and visual clarity.

Understanding Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Eye exams for contact lenses go beyond routine eye check-ups. They focus on assessing the unique needs of contact lens wearers, ensuring optimal comfort, and preventing potential issues. Regular eye exams are vital for maintaining healthy eyes and detecting potential issues, even if you don’t experience vision problems. While a general eye exam determines your eyeglass prescription, it may not be sufficient for contact lens wear. A comprehensive eye exam for contact lenses includes an evaluation of your eye health to ensure a comfortable and successful contact lens experience.

  • Visual acuity testing.
  • Evaluation of eye health.
  • Measurement of the cornea for accurate lens fitting.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Our optometrists conduct a thorough examination, considering your eye health, vision needs, and lifestyle to prescribe the most suitable contact lenses. During the contact lens consultation, our eye doctor will discuss lifestyle and health considerations that may influence the type of contacts best suited for you. Options such as daily disposables, monthly disposables, soft or rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses will be explored based on your preferences and specific needs. Conditions like astigmatism or dry eye syndrome will be considered when recommending the most suitable type or brand for optimal comfort and vision.

Consider mentioning your interest in colored contact lenses or, if you’re over 40 and need bifocals, discuss the possibility of multifocal lenses or a combination of multifocal and monovision lenses to address your unique vision requirements.

  • Precision in Prescription: Experience precision in your contact lens prescription, addressing any astigmatism or unique vision challenges you may have.
  • Trial Lenses and Fittings: Try different lenses during the exam to ensure the perfect fit and comfort before finalizing your prescription.

Contact lens fitting is a personalized process as one size does not fit all. Several crucial measurements will be taken:

  • Corneal Curvature: The curvature of the cornea, measured with a keratometer, ensures the proper fit of the lens. For astigmatism, a toric lens may be recommended.
  • Pupil or Iris Size: Measuring the size of your pupil or iris is crucial for specialized lenses, such as Gas Permeable (GP) contacts.
  • Tear Film Evaluation: Dry eyes can affect contact lens wear. An evaluation determines if your tear film is sufficient to keep lenses moist and comfortable.

Is Eye Exams for Contact Lenses Right for You?

Contact Lens Wearers

Ideal for existing contact lens wearers seeking a thorough and precise eye examination.

First-Time Contact Lens Users

For individuals considering contact lenses for the first time, ensuring a smooth transition and comfortable wear.

Dissatisfaction with Current Lenses

Suitable for those experiencing discomfort or dissatisfaction with their current contact lenses, requiring a comprehensive reassessment.

Contact Lens Trial and Prescription

Once suitable lenses are identified, a trial pair may be inserted to confirm fit and comfort. After a 15-20 minute trial, the doctor examines the fit, movement, and tearing in your eye. If the lenses are deemed a good fit, your eye doctor will proceed to order them. Detailed care and hygiene instructions, including insertion, removal, wearing duration, and storage, will be provided.


Our Pasadena eye doctor may recommend a follow-up appointment to ensure your contact lenses continue fitting properly, and your eyes adjust well. If discomfort or dryness occurs, prompt consultation with your eye doctor is advised. Adjustments in lens type, disinfecting solutions, or wearing schedule may be suggested for an optimal contact lens experience.

Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam

Prioritize your eye health and contact lens comfort by scheduling a specialized contact lens exam with our experienced optometrists at Vision I Care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should contact lens wearers have eye exams?

Annual eye exams are recommended for contact lens wearers to ensure optimal eye health and prescription accuracy.

Can I wear any type of contact lenses?

Our optometrists will determine the most suitable type of contact lenses based on your eye health and lifestyle.

What if I experience discomfort with my current lenses?

A specialized contact lens exam can identify the cause of discomfort and provide solutions for enhanced comfort.

Elevate your contact lens experience with expert eye exams at Vision I Care. Schedule your contact lens exam today to receive personalized care, ensuring clear vision, and comfortable wear.

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