Contact Lens Evaluation
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Luekenga or Dr. Graf determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements during your Corneal Evaluation. This additional evaluation includes diagnostic starter lenses, contact lens insertion and removal training and all necessary follow-up care. This often takes more than one visit.
After determining the level of refractive error, your 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, steps will be taken to help insure extra comfort in your contact lenses. 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 and mono vision contact lenses, are available for patients wearing a bifocal. Corneal Refractive Lenses (CRT) are available for patients who just aren't sure if LASIK is for them but want to have perfect vision in the daytime.
At Valley Vision Clinic we thoroughly investigate the best contact lenses for you and your lifestyle while backing it up with our "Buy them Back" policy. Call us at Valley Vision Clinic & Optical if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
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 usaf Valley Vision Clinic & Optical and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.