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As a trusted West Des Moines Optometrist, Huseman Eye Care has helped hundreds of patients see better with contact lenses optimized for their vision needs. Contact lenses are a popular option for people who want to enjoy the best vision possible without the need for eyeglasses. If you’re thinking about contact lenses, here’s what you should know:
A regular comprehensive eye exam focuses on how well you see as well as the health and function of your eyes. Based on the results of your eye exam, the eye doctor can determine if you need corrective lenses or if you need treatments to prevent eye damage or vision loss. In a contact lens exam, the eye doctor will perform additional evaluations and measurements of your cornea, the clear membrane located on top of the pupil and iris.
During the contact lens fitting portion of your exam, the eye doctor will use special instruments to carefully evaluate your corneas, looking for irregularities that could affect your ability to wear lenses comfortably or determine if you might need specialty lenses. The cornea will be measured, and you’ll be asked some questions about your lifestyle to help determine which type of contact lenses might be best for your needs. Once these evaluations are complete, the eye doctor will send the information to a lab that specializes in contact lens fabrication, and once the lenses are ready, you’ll come back to the office to ensure they’re a good fit and provide optimal vision correction. In most cases, you’ll receive a trial pair of lenses first so you can try them out for a week or so before ordering a larger supply.
If you’re looking for contact lenses in West Des Moines, you have a lot to choose from. There are many types of contact lenses available, including:
And within all those options, there are different brands of lenses as well. Our optometrists are skilled in helping patients sift through all their options to choose the best lens for their needs, comfort, and preferences.
Contact lenses can be a great option for many people, but they’re not always an ideal choice. To learn more about contact lenses in West Des Moines or to schedule an eye exam, call Huseman Eye Care at 515-224-9681 and schedule an exam and consultation today.