Contact Lenses in Wausau from the Experts at Rib Mountain Eye Care
If seeing clearly depends on you wearing corrective lenses, you have the choice between eyeglasses and contact lenses. For those patients who are tired of wearing glasses but who do not want to corrective surgery such as LASIK, contact lenses are an ideal solution
An Eye Exam Is Required Before Getting Contact Lenses
Did you know that contact lenses are designated as medical devices just like eyeglasses? This means that before you can be fitted with contacts, we will first need to administer a comprehensive eye exam.
Patients who are getting contact lenses for the first time will need to consult with Dr. Puent before the examination begins. Your optometrist needs to learn about your lifestyle and habits before coming up with a solution that meets your particular ocular health and vision requirements.
For example, if you lead an active lifestyle (such as if you play sports), the optometrist may suggest that you get disposable contacts. You wear them all day, and then toss them out when it’s time for bed.
Or, if you find yourself often traveling for work or pleasure, the optometrist may determine that it would best for you to get contacts that you can wear while sleeping. That way, you won’t have to worry about removing lenses when you are jet lagged and too tired to lift a finger.
Testing for Prescription Strength and Medical Conditions
You get an eye exam so we can give you an accurate prescription to correct your vision. What’s more, the eye doctor needs to know if you have dry eye, a painful condition that can sometimes rule out the use of contacts. Some patients do well with special contacts designed for use by people who lack sufficient tears to keep their eyeballs properly moistened.
Remember that even if you already have worn contacts in the past, you need to get an exam at least once every year to see if your prescription might have changed.
Come in to See Your Wausau Optometrist for Contact Lenses Today
Our friendly and professional team has experience taking care of patients who already know about wearing contacts as well as patients who have never used anything other than eyeglasses before.
Transitioning from glasses to wearing contact lenses will make a big difference in your life. You’ll no longer have to be concerned about how glasses change your appearance before you go out each day. For more information about obtaining contact lenses from your Wausau optometrist or to set an appointment for a consultation or exam, please call Rib Mountain Eye Care at (715) 803-2700 today.