At LoHi Eye Care and Eyewear, Eyewear specializes in contact lens exams. We offer top-quality eye care at our Denver eye clinic to give you the best fit, type, and brand of contact lenses.
When you wear contact lenses, it’s important to schedule annual eye exams to maintain the health of your eyes. A contact lens exam is different than your comprehensive eye exam. However, you can schedule both exams at the same time.
Over time, your eyesight can change. This means your contact lens prescription also changes. During your contact lens exam, we check your eyes to ensure your current prescription still meets your needs. Also, we discuss new lens options available that may work better for you.
If you haven’t worn contact lenses before, a contact lens exam provides valuable information, like the size of the surface of your eye, to help the eye doctor recommend the best contacts for your eyes.
Whether you want contact lenses for the first time or need to renew your prescription, you need a contact lens exam.
The goal of a contact lens fitting is to find the best lenses for your eyes. The tests for the contact lens fitting are in addition to the procedures and tests of a regular eye exam
Corneal Measurement – The curvature of the cornea matters when choosing the right contact lenses. The eye doctor uses both a keratometer and a corneal topographer to measure the curve and evaluate the surface of the cornea. For patients with astigmatism, a toric lens works best.
Pupil and Iris Evaluation – The eye doctor measures the size of the pupil or iris depending on the type of lenses you desire. The eye doctor uses a biomicroscope or slit lamp to determine the measurement.
Tear Film Evaluation – Contact lenses require moisture in the eyes. If you have dry eye syndrome, you have a higher risk for complications with contact lenses. The eye doctor performs a test by putting drops in the eyes and measuring the volume of tears to determine if the patient has the right amount of moisture to successfully wear contact lenses.
As part of the contact lens fitting, the eye doctor provides a trial pair of contacts. The patient wears the contacts to see if the selected type works well. If so, the patient receives a prescription for the contacts.
Today, patients have a large selection of contact lens options. At LoHi Eye Care and Eyewear, we help you find the lenses that fit your eyes, but also your budget and lifestyle. We carry the most popular brands of contacts.
Extended Wear Disposable
Multifocal or Bifocal
Rigid Gas Permeable
At LoHi Eye Care and Eyewear, we offer top-rated eye care from our Metro Denver eye clinic, including contact lens eye exams. We offer scheduled appointments but also serve walk-in patients.