September 2016

Understanding The Difference Between A Comprehensive Eye Exam And Contact Lens Exam

Contact lenses are getting more prevalent these days, particularly among the youth.  If you are suffering from any kind of vision issues either nearsightedness or farsightedness and need eyewear such as eye glasses and contact lenses to help you see at multiple distances then you must understand the major differences between a comprehensive eye exam and a contact lens exam.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

A regular eye exam or so called comprehensive exam is conducted to detect your overall eye health including vision problems and eye diseases. Even if you are not identifying any symptoms of eye problems, still an eye exam can help discover any of these concerns.

During a comprehensive eye exam, eye doctor Brickell will perform a variety of tests and procedures to determine your vision sharpness and eye health. Some of the common eye tests include Retinoscopy, Refraction and Slit-Lamp Examination.

Contact Lens Exam

If you wear contacts or are considering wearing, you should have a contact lens exam. The Brickell optometrist will perform some special tests to check whether contact lenses are a good choice for you or not.

An eyeglass prescription doesn’t work for the contacts as the two are completely different. The surface of your eye’s cornea will be evaluated properly to ensure a proper fit of contact lenses. Once you know your correct fit, you can choose from disposable contacts and extended wear.

Whether you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, it is suggested to visit our eye clinic Eyes on Brickell at least once in a year for a comprehensive eye exam. We will help you keep up-to-date with your eye condition.