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Contact Lens Exams

Are you wearing eyeglasses to correct your vision but are now interested in switching to contact lenses? Well, you’ve come to the right place. As your preferred provider of contact lens exams in Kennesaw, our team knows all too well how patients can grow weary of having to keep track of their glasses, let alone having to wear them all day just to see where they are going and to do their tasks at work or school.

woman with contact lenses in Kennesaw

An Examination for Contact Lenses in Kennesaw

Prescription contact lenses are considered medical equipment just as prescription glasses are which is why all patients must come in for an examination first. At Classic Vision Care, led by Dr. Mital Patel, we have been helping people with their contact lenses in Kennesaw since 1983 and we are looking forward to consulting with you and helping you

During the examination, your vision will be tested, to see what prescription is needed to see letters on the chart as clearly as possible. The optometrist will change lenses as you look through a phoropter machine until characters resolve from blurry to clear.

Your eyes’ curvature will be measured with a keratometer, because contact lenses must fit the curvature for accurate vision correction. To obtain the correct size of your lenses, we measure the pupil and iris of your eyes (eye size naturally varies among people so it is not a case of one size fits all).

Dr. Patel will go over your medical history to verify that contact lenses will be suitable for you. For example, if you have difficulty making tears, a solution for your dry eye condition must be taken into account before you can get a prescription for contacts.

Types of Contact Lenses We Offer

We are proud to offer a full range of contact lenses to our patients.

  • Soft Contact Lenses: These are made from thin and flexible plastic, designed to allow oxygen to get through to your corneas.
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses: These contacts must be cleaned once every day. They last up to a year.
  • Cosmetic Lenses: If you’ve ever been tempted to wear special cosmetic lenses, such as for a Halloween costume party, keep in mind that cosmetic lenses must be prescribed by a licensed eye doctor. You should never purchase cosmetic lenses from a party supplies or costume store.

Patients who have been using prescription bifocal glasses will be glad to learn that we can examine them to see if bifocal contact lenses will be a suitable option as well.

Depending on the type of contact lenses you opt for, you will need to change them on a daily basis, once a week, bi-weekly or monthly.

Dr. Patel will answer all your questions about which types of contacts will be the most suitable for you. Be advised that follow-up appointments will be needed to assess how contact lenses are working for you.

Make an Appointment for a Contact Lens Exam at Classic Vision Care Today!

For patients who are looking to make the transition from wearing eyeglasses to using contact lenses, an examination and consultation with an experienced optometrist is in order. At Classic Vision Care, we are devoted to providing the highest level of care to each patient we see. If you have any questions about contact lenses or are ready to make an appointment at our facility, connect with your preferred Kennesaw optometrist today.