Contact Lens Exams in Rochester Hills

Also Serving patients in Detroit and throughout Michigan

If you have noticed that your vision is not what it used to be and you have trouble seeing at various distances and/or your reading vision is not sharp, please call us today to schedule an eye exam and contact lens fitting. If you already wear contact lenses and its time for you annual exam and contact lens fitting, likewise, we are here to provide meticulous eye care exams and contact lens fittings.

At Oakland Eye Clinic we provide comprehensive eye exams, refractive correction as well as general vision correction services such as prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Our clinic in Rochester Hills, Michigan is home to an optical shop where we can process your orders for glasses and contact lenses on the spot.

Please read the paragraphs below to learn more about your contact lens exam and what to expect when you visit Oakland Eye Clinic to get fitted for contact lenses. If you have trouble seeing at various distances, but do not wish to wear glasses or contact lenses, Dr. Hakimzadeh is a superb laser eye surgery provider and can give you a free consultation to see if you qualify for laser vision correction in Detroit Michigan.

Your Contact Lens Exam

In order to find the most comfortable contact lenses for you that will give you great, clear vision, our Dr. Hakimzadeh will perform a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting, which will include the following:

  • Visual Acuity

The first step in determining your vision needs is to find out how well you see at this very moment and if there have been any changes in your vision since your last exam. During the visual acuity test, Dr. Hakimzadeh will ask you to read numbers and letters from a chart located at various distances. This will allow her to find out if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (blurred vision)
  • Age-related presbyopia (age-related loss of close up vision)
  • Cornea Measurements

The next step is to measure your cornea. The cornea is the outer surface of the eye. Dr. Hakimzadeh will use an instrument called a keratometer to measure the curvature of the surface of the eye in order to determine the best curve and size of the contact lenses to be prescribed to you. If further measurements are needed, we will use a test called corneal topography. This is a computerized test that provides the exact, detailed measurements and shape of your cornea.

  • Pupil and Iris Measurements

Pupil and iris measurements for best contact lens fit are easy to perform. In general, a ruler or a card with the different measurements on it is held close to your eye to determine the best match.

  • Tear Film Testing

In order for you to wear contact lenses comfortably, Dr. Hakimzadeh will need to determine if your body produces enough natural tears or lubrication to keep the contact lenses comfortably in your eyes, this is usually done by placing a small piece of paper in your lower eyelid and have you close your eyes. Once you open your eyes again the paper is examined for moisture. If you have dry eye, contact lenses may not be a good idea for you.

  • Eye Surface Evaluation and Contact Lens Fit

Finally, Dr. Hakimzadeh will examine the general health of the surface of your eye and based on the previous findings and measurements, she will have you try on some contact lenses. Usually these are given in samples and you can go home and try them out. During your follow-up visit, Dr. Hakimzadeh will determine which of the samples best fit your vision needs and your lifestyle. In many cases, it may take at least two to three visits to find the best fitting contact lenses.

Types of Contact Lenses

There are a number of different contact lenses and not all are a good fit for everyone. In general, you may be fitted for the following type of contact lenses, depending on the results of your contact lens exam:

Soft Contact Lenses: Most people wear soft contact lenses of which there are several types:

Daily Wear: You wear the lenses during the day and remove them each night. Daily contact lenses can usually be reused for up to two weeks or one month, depending on the manufacturer.

Extended Wear: extended wear contact lenses are ones that are worn for several days in a row, meaning you can sleep with them and continue to wear them the next days as well as for several days thereafter. They will need to be cleaned and disinfected at least once a week. Extended wear contact lenses carry an increased risk for eye irritation and inflammation.

Disposable Lenses: disposable contact lenses are worn for one day and they are discarded each night. You do not need to store or clean them; you simple throw them away and start new ones the next day. The cost for disposable contact lenses tends to be more when compared to others, simply because you need more of them. A new case for each day. However, disposable contact lenses are a good fit for patients with low tolerance for reusable contact lenses or extended wear contact lenses.

Hard Contact Lenses: These lenses provide crisp, clean vision and are well tolerated by patients who are not happy with soft contact lenses. Hard contact lenses tend to be more breathable. They are also removed each night for cleaning and disinfecting purposes. Please note that hard contact lenses take about a week to adjust to your eyes.

Toric Lenses: Toric lenses are designed for patients who suffer from astigmatism. Astigmatism is blurred vision caused by the irregular shape of the cornea. Toric lenses simultaneously correct astigmatism as well as other vision irregularities such as myopia or hyperopia.

Receiving and Caring for Your Contact Lenses

Once we find the best contact lenses for you, you can order them from our optical shop. We will also provide you with a prescription that is valid for up to one year, so that you can use it to order your contact lenses online as you wish. Caring for your contact lenses properly is very important. We will give you detailed instructions on how to do this and walk you through it step-by-step, especially if this is your first time wearing and caring for contact lenses.

Please contact us today to schedule your contact lens evaluation and fitting exam.

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