VistaSite Eye Care
Optometrists located in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Valley Stream and Manhattan, New York, NY
If you don’t like the inconvenience of wearing glasses or how they make you look, contact lenses may be the best option for you, even if you have difficult eye issues. At VistaSite Eye Care in New York City, the team of optometrists is experienced in providing comprehensive eye exams and helping you find the right solution for your vision problems. Call or book an appointment online today at any of their offices in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Valley Stream, or Washington Heights to determine if contact lens are right for you.
Contact Lenses Q & A
What are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are a common — but no less revolutionary — way of improving your vision without having to wear eyeglasses. Whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, these curved, thin, clear artificial lenses work with your eyes to provide improved vision.
Contact lenses come in different forms, including:
- Soft Contacts: These are flexible, disposable, and the most common choice for a corrective contact lens. They’re effective for the correction of common vision problems, even for children.
- Hard (Gas-Permeable) Contacts: These are less flexible, more durable and often used for correction of more difficult eye issues. These lenses allow more free flow of oxygen through the lens, and are often less expensive than soft contacts.
What Conditions can Contact Lenses Help With?
Aside from soft or hard lens options, contacts come in different sizes and shapes that allow you to use them even if you have difficult eye issues. Both children and adults may benefit from the use of contact lenses.
Contact lenses are a viable option for any of the following vision issues:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Dry eyes
- Post-refractive surgery care
Your optometrist at VistaSite Eye Care will be able to determine if contact lenses are right for you, and if so, which type to use.
How Do I Get Contact Lenses?
To be fitted for contact lenses, you need to see your optometrist at VistaSite Eye Care. They perform some simple tests, including an eye exam, and take a thorough health history to determine which lens may be the best for you.
As part of your exam for contact lenses, your optometrist may:
- Measure your eyes
- Test for intraocular (inside your eye) pressure
- Test your baseline vision
- Dilate your pupils
- Look at the structures inside your eye
- Determine your prescription
- Fit you for contact lenses
- Test movement of lenses on your eye
- Teach you how to place and care for your contacts
- Schedule you for a follow-up appointment within a week
Routine annual eye exams at VistaSite Eye Care are important to ensure the continued effectiveness of your contact lenses. Keeping your eyes healthy while using contact lenses, and making sure that the type and size of your contact lenses are correct, is of utmost importance to the team at VistaSite Eye Care.
If you would like to learn more about the contact lens options at VistaSite Eye Care, call or book your appointment online today.
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