Vision health is something that everyone should consider. People who have any known vision impairment issues- such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism – should make sure that they keep their prescription updated on a regular basis. If you are looking to switch from glasses to contacts, you will need the help of an eye doctor to provide you with the proper prescription and fitting. Wicker Park contact lenses and contact lens exams can be made available to you by our opticians here at Wicker Park Eye Center.
The prescription strength needed for contacts is different than the one needed for glasses. This is why you cannot simply apply the prescription information for glasses and then apply them to contact lenses. The difference in prescription strength comes from the distance at which these tools rest in relation to your eyes. Contact lenses rest directly over your corneas, or the lens of your eye, while glasses rest on the bridge of your nose. Here at Wicker Park Eye Center, our team of dedicated opticians can give you a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens exam. A regular exam will check up on your eye health as well as inform you whether your eyes are suitable for regular contact lens wear. If all is well, they will then continue to determine your necessary prescription strength. After both of these exams are completed, one of our opticians will provide a contact lens fitting session. This will help you try on different types and brands of contact lenses. Not only will this help you determine which type and brand is right for you, but it will also help acquaint you with the proper way to insert, remove and take care of your contact lenses between uses.
Contact lenses are a great alternative to traditional glasses, and may be more appropriate for certain occasions or just when you feel like it. If you are looking for Wicker Park contact lenses, Wicker Park Eye Center can provide you with the contact lens exams and fittings that you need.