If you are suffering from blurry vision, it may be time to see an optometrist. Not only will an optometrist be able to check on the health and condition of your eyes, but he or she may be able to get you fitted for contact lenses. Regardless of your vision impairments, an optometrist will be able to find a solution for you so that you can see clearly. Our team at Family Eye Care has put together some commonly asked questions related to contact lenses to help you become educated about the subject and make an informed decision about your vision.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are a way to allow people to see clearly by creating an artificial shape to the eye. The eye works by allowing light to enter through the eye, where it is focused on the retina at the back of the eye. Sometimes, if the light is focused irregularly, the image sent to the brain can be blurry. Contact lenses allow light entering the eye to be focused correctly onto the retina, creating a clear and sharp image. There are many types of contact lenses available, including soft lenses, hard lenses, hybrid lenses that combine the two, and many others. Depending on your eye shape, vision impairment, and other medical conditions, an optometrist may recommend one type of contact lens over another.
Who Can Use Contact Lenses?
With modern day technology, just about anybody is able to wear contact lenses. While the standard contact lenses are prescribed for people who are near sighted or far sighted, there are also specialty contact lenses available. People who suffer from astigmatism will be able to find specialized lenses, as well as people who require bifocals to see clearly. There are even cosmetic contact lenses available that can change the color of the eyes. Depending on your needs and daily routine, contact lenses come in styles that will last forever, or can be disposed of daily.
How Can an Optometrist Help?
An optometrist works with the eyes to help people see clearly. An optometrist will perform a full evaluation of each patient to determine the overall health of the eyes, as well as the needed vision corrections to allow a person to see clearly. An optometrist can make a recommendation for the appropriate contact lens and ensure that the lens fits correctly around the eye. It may be necessary to try a few varieties, shapes, and prescription strengths in order to find just the right contact lenses, so it is important to remember to stay patient when finding just the right pair.
At Family Eye Care, we care about your wellbeing and ability to see clearly and comfortably. Headed by Dr. Compton, our Pikeville, KY, location is perfect for getting you evaluated and fitted for contact lenses. Dr. Compton has years of knowledge and experience, and is dedicated to helping the Pikeville, KY, residents with all of their vision needs. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 606-432-3576. We are always accepting new patients to our practice.