Contact Lens Exams in Gonzales, LA

Contact Lens Exam

contact lens prescription and proper fit

Contact Lens Exam

Contact Lens Exams at Ascension Optical

Whether you’re currently wearing contact lenses or would like to try wearing them for the first time, you will need a contact lens exam. Our doctors have decades of experience working with people of all ages and are experts at fitting patients with the right contact lenses for eye health, visual needs, and maximum comfort. 

What is a contact lens exam?

During a comprehensive eye exam, we check the overall health of your eyes and your vision. If you wear contact lenses or would like to wear contact lenses, then we will specifically evaluate your eyes during the contact lens exam to determine if you are a good candidate to wear contact lenses.

We usually conduct the contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam during the same appointment. When you call to schedule an appointment for an eye exam, please let us know if you’re interested in wearing contact lenses. 

One size does not fit all when it comes to contact lenses. 

During the contact lens exam, your doctor will perform special tests to determine your contact lens prescription and proper fit, including measurement of the curvature of your cornea, which is the front surface of your eye. This measurement will help them select the best type and size of contact for you. For instance, if you have astigmatism, then you may need to wear a special type of contact lens called a toric lens. 

They may also check your pupil or iris size and observe the quality of your tears with a tear film evaluation to ensure you have sufficient tears to keep the contact lenses moist and comfortable.

Your contact lens prescription

Contact lens prescriptions are very different than eyeglass prescriptions, which is why it is important to have a contact lens exam conducted. 

Based on the results of your examination, your doctor at Ascension Optical will provide a contact lens prescription that is right for your eye health and visual needs and will feel comfortable. We offer a wide variety of contact lenses, including specialty contact lenses.

Your doctor may give you a trial pair of contact lenses for you to wear to find those that fit your eye most comfortably on your eye and provide the clearest, most enjoyable vision experience.

Contact lens follow-up exam

Depending on your history with the contact lens prescribed to you, we may request that you schedule a follow-up exam so that your doctor can check how the contact lens fits on your eye, whether you’re comfortable in your contact lenses, and that your vision is clear. 

Contact lens exams at Ascension Optical

The doctors at Ascension Optical are here for your contact lens exam and contact lens prescription needs. Whether you’ve been wearing contact lenses for a while or would like to try wearing them, we can help! Make your healthy vision a priority and contact our office to schedule your contact lens exam.