Dr. Peck and staff pride themselves on keeping up with the fast pace changing technology in contacts. If a patient has an interest in contact lenses, the doctors will discuss and welcome your input on contacts at the completion of your comprehensive exam. When selecting the type of contacts, there are many things to consider, not only patient’s desires, but age, medical conditions, work environment and sports situations that may determine the optimal product.
Diagnostic Contacts and the Contact Lens Exam
Diagnostic lenses are contacts that are selected by the doctor’s and placed on the patient’s eye to aid in determining the optimum prescription, vision and comfort. Using an instrument called the biomicroscope, the doctors will evaluate how the lens center for clear vision and how the lens move for good comfort.
Inserting and Removing Contacts
This is the time spent with our doctors assistant to ensure that patients are entirely comfortable placing and removing the contact from each eye. All patients are given the recommended cleaning/disinfecting solution and a hand out that outlines the most common situations patients may experience their first week of wearing contacts.
Continued Care Exam
The doctors require that patients return for an evaluation of contacts after they are worn for a continued period of time. They want to ensure the contacts are clean and fitting properly as dirty contacts lead to infections and lid inflammations. Poorly fitting contacts lead to corneal changes. Neither of these cause any symptoms in the early stages.
Annual Eye Exams and Glasses
The doctors require that every patient wearing contacts return for annual comprehensive exams and a contact lens evaluation. Contact lens are categorized like a medication and the prescription must be renewed. This visit also gives the doctor an opportunity to offer a newer more advanced product to the patient. The doctors also stress the importance of having a pair of glasses and not to be solely dependent on wearing contacts for clear vision.