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You know that people who require corrective lenses to see clearly have the option to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. In your case, you prefer contact lenses to glasses or you are currently interested in switching from eyeglasses to contacts. Getting a contact lens exam in West Des Moines from a professional eye doctor is the first step before you can be fitted with contacts.
This is because you need a prescription before lenses can be dispensed. (Contact lenses are categorized as medical devices, which is why patients cannot get them dispensed without a professional examination and prescription).
At Urban Eyecare & Eyewear, which is run by Dr. Lisa Lansink, we have years of experience helping patients with thorough eye examinations and we will be happy to work with your schedule for a convenient appointment.
An examination for contact lenses is different than a routine exam to assess your ocular health and vision. If you haven’t had a regular eye exam for some time now, your eye doctor will arrange for both examinations before you can get contacts.
In addition to performing your exam, your optometrist in West Des Moines will typically ask you questions about your lifestyle, to determine your best options for contacts.
For example, if you are an athlete, the eye doctor might recommend daily disposable lenses, which you can simply dispose of after a day of sports. If you travel frequently for business, you might get contacts that you can wear while sleeping because of the convenience.
After your initial consultation, the exam begins. The eye doctor will measure your cornea’s curvature and may get the size of your iris and pupil as well.
Are your eyes capable of producing sufficient tears to allow you to wear contact lenses on a routine basis? The eye doctor will check if you suffer from dry eyes.
If you are in need of contact lenses, you don’t want to delay getting fitted for them. It’s best to make an appointment with your West Des Moines optometrist so you can enjoy clearer vision as soon as possible.
We know that our patients have busy lives and we will be happy to help you schedule your exam at a time that works best for you. If you have any further questions about seeing the eye doctor for your contact lens exam or are ready to make an appointment now, please contact the team at Urban Eyecare & Eyewear today!
Phone: (515) 223-1000
Address: 160 S 68th St #1107, West Des Moines, IA 50266
We look forward to meeting with you!