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Contact lenses have evolved over the years into an amazingly discreet, comfortable and convenient means of correcting refractive errors such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. But that doesn't mean that enjoying optimal results is as easy as simply having a vision exam and then ordering a generic pair of lenses.
Your contacts must complement your eyes, lifestyle, and health and vision prescription as precisely as humanly possible. That's why you'll want to contact Forsight Vision and schedule contact lens exams from our optometrist in Long Grove IL.
Even if you think you're seeing well out of your current contact lenses, Illinois law specifies that a contact lens prescription is only good for one year under most circumstances. In any case, getting your vision tested annually is a smart move toward ensuring that you always have the most accurate corrective lenses possible.
But vision testing is only the first step toward obtaining your contact lens prescription. In addition to determining the type and degree of any refractive error, our Long Grove optometrist must measure the dimensions and contours of the structures at the front of the eyes, including the corneas, pupils, and irises. A combination of keratometry, corneal topography, and measurements using a ruler give us the data we need to ensure a perfect fit.
Contact lens exams at our optometry clinic in Long Grove also help us evaluate any other factors that might influence your choice of contact lenses. These factors can include:
Many patients do perfectly well with single-vision soft contacts -- but if your specific needs call for something more specialized, don't fret. Our optometry clinic in Long Grove can provide RGP (rigid gas permeable) lenses that correct even strong prescriptions beautifully while also accumulating less of the debris that troubles GPC sufferers. We also offer hard to fit contacts such as multifocal (for presbyopia), toric contacts (for astigmatism), and scleral lenses that compensate for keratoconus. Our Long Grove optometrist can even recommend contact lenses better suited for dry eye issues than standard contacts.
How you choose to wear your contacts will also influence our recommendations. For instance, we may recommend disposable lenses if you don't relish the idea of cleaning your contacts regularly (which would otherwise be critical for preventing infection).
Whatever kind of contact lenses you and your loved ones may need, the journey toward clearer vision begins with our contact lens exams in Long Grove. Contact Forsight Vision Care at (847) 955-9393 to schedule an exam today!
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