At Odessa Vision, our experienced and professional optometrist in Odessa, TX is committed to optimizing your eye and vision health. We have a team of optometrists on-staff who are ready to assist you, including Dr. Hembree and Dr. Jackman. One of the more common vision services we provide in our office is that of contact lens exams, which are ideal for those considering the switch from traditional eyeglasses to contact lenses. We highly recommend a contact lens exam for anybody wanting to make this switch.

What is a Contact Lens Exam?

Often times, patients will confuse a contact lens exam with a routine eye exam, but the two are actually quite different. Specifically, a contact lens exam is aimed at determining whether contacts are a viable solution for you and, if so, which type of lenses will best suit you. After all, there are many eye and vision conditions that could make wearing traditional contact lenses difficult or uncomfortable for you. Some of these conditions may include astigmatism and dry eye. Fortunately, even if you suffer from an eye condition that makes wearing contact difficult, we can use your contact lens exam to find a specialty lens option that will suit you.

Furthermore, your contact lens exam is ideal for making sure your corrective vision prescription is entirely up-to-date as well as giving you an opportunity for our eye doctors to answer any questions you may have about switching to contacts.

Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses

There are many benefits of making the switch to contact lenses. For many who don’t like how they look in traditional glasses, contacts offer a degree of freedom and provide greater confidence. Of course, there are practical benefits to wearing contacts as well, especially for those who live active lifestyles. Playing sports and engaging in other physical activity is much easier when you don’t have to worry about your glasses falling off or becoming damaged/broken. Overall, many patients find that contact lenses are simply the more convenient option.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

One of the key parts of a contact lens exam is your contact lens fitting, which occurs when we make a recommendation on a contact lens type based on a number of factors, including your medical history, eye conditions, and lifestyle. Fortunately, we offer a wide range of specialty lenses right here in our Odessa location, so whether you need gas-permeable lenses for astigmatism, bifocal lenses, or multifocal lenses, we have the selection you need in one convenient location. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that your transition to wearing contact lenses goes as smoothly as possible.

During your contact lens fitting, we can also provide you with advice and guidance on how to properly insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses.

Schedule an Appointment With Odessa Vision Today

If you’d like to schedule a contact lens exam with our optometry team, contact Odessa Vision today! You can reach our office by calling 432-362-3133. We look forward to serving you with your eye care needs!