Do you want to abandon your glasses forever but are not interested in LASIK? Contact lenses may be a more aesthetically-pleasing and convenient choice for some. At Violet Eyes Optometry, our optometrists can perform contact lens fittings for Lloydminster area patients. These are a little different from standard exams for glasses, so be sure to let us know if you are interested in contact lenses. We will first discuss with you your eye health background and lifestyle to determine the type of contact lens that could work best for you. There are many types of contact lenses; some are even designed purely to change the iris colour of your eyes!
One size certainly doesn’t fit all when it comes to contact lenses, which differ in curvature. We will conduct tests such as:
These tests will help us find comfortable contact lenses fit for you. You may be asked to wear trial lenses, and we may also stain your eyes with fluorescein for further evaluation of your eye’s surface.
Remember how we mentioned there are different types of contact lenses? Again, one size doesn’t fit all! Types of contact lenses include:
The American Optometric Association also has an excellent chart on the benefits and drawbacks of each type. To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each type, be sure to talk to your optometrist.
Remember, contact lenses aren’t for everybody! Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about switching to contacts.
Contact Lens Pros:
Contact Lens Cons:
While contact lenses may seem intimidating at first, many people get used to them and wear them regularly (and you might not even know they do!). Be sure to talk to one of our optometrists at our Lloydminster clinic about contact lens fitting and care. Book an appointment at Violet Eyes Optometry today!