Contact Lens Exam
At Montana Eyecare, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, the doctors at Montana Eyecare will discuss a variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision, needs and lifestyle.
What Kind of Contacts Do You Need? A Contact Lens Exam Can Tell You
Like eyeglasses, contact lenses are most commonly prescribed to correct refractive errors. Unlike eyeglasses, they compensate for those errors by altering the refraction of incoming light directly at the corneas, not in front of the face. This means that they have to be fitted to your exact corneal sizes and contours. It also means that the wrong kind of contact lenses could lead to insufficient vision correction or even eye irritation. Our optometrists in Helena administers a preliminary contact lens exam to help you get the happiest results possible. Corneal mapping and various other eye measurements allow us to order the right size of product for an optimal fit. Meanwhile, analysis of your ocular health, vision prescription, and lifestyle give us other valuable information for selecting your contacts. For instance, we will ask you if you suffer from dry eye or a reaction to protein debris known as giant papillary conjunctivitis. We will also consider whether you have a particularly severe refractive error, or one that requires correction of more than one distance level. Your preferences regarding lens cleaning, hygiene, and duration of wear may also affect the final choice of lenses.
Types of Contact Lenses
After determining the level of refractive error, the doctor works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (406) 443-2121 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
Specialist Contact Lenses:
Do you have an eye condition that keeps you from wearing contacts? Chances are, that even if you do, there are several different types of contact lenses produced today that will be comfortable and safe for you to wear. Our eye doctor in Helena at Montana Eye Care would love to help you. Keep reading for more information about these contacts.
Your Local Stop for All Kinds of Lenses
Whatever kind of contact lenses you need, you can get them right here at our clinic’s local optical store or online here. You may be able to wear regular single-vision soft contacts, either as disposable lenses or in extended-wear form. If you need stronger corrective power, we will recommend rigid gas-permeable lenses instead. Irregular corneal contours may call for toric contacts (in the case of astigmatism) or scleral contacts (for keratoconus). If you have presbyopia, you’ll need multi-focal lenses instead of single-vision lenses. We can even offer contacts optimized for dry eye or other sensitivities.
Ready for Some Top-Quality Contacts? Come Visit Montana Eyecare or Shop Online
Contacts may be “invisible” when worn, but that doesn’t make them unworthy of close attention. If you’re ready to enjoy the finest vision correction possible, schedule your appointment via our request an appointment online form or call Montana Eyecare at (406) 443-2121 to visit to our Helena clinic!