If you have been of thinking of getting contact lenses, our eye doctor at Advanced Eyecare Center in Urbandale, serving Johnston, Clive, Waukee, and the surrounding areas of West Des Moines, can help you choose the right contacts to fit the needs of your eye. We offer top-rated contact lenses like, scleral lenses, hard to fit lenses, specialty lenses, dailies contacts, multi and bifocal, and Acuvue Oasys transitions. Our Urbandale optometrist will do an eye exam and determine which contacts is best for your vision.
Getting a Contact Lens Exam
If you are accustomed to wearing glasses only, you'll find that a contact lens exam is different from other vision exams that eye doctors usually provide. Contact eye exam requires more attention to detail to make sure that your new contacts fit your eyes and your lifestyle. For many, wearing dailies is the perfect option because a new pair can be worn every day, and less attention is needed in keeping these contacts free of debris over a long period.
During your evaluation, our eye doctor will determine your prescription based on if you are nearsighted, farsighted, or if you have astigmatism. For most, soft contacts are a good solution. The main decision lies in whether to wear daily lenses or extended wear.
Fitting for Hard to Fit Eyes
Some eye conditions make wearing contacts more of a challenge. In these cases, you may be classified as hard to fit. Some conditions that classify a wearer as hard to fit include:
- Dry Eyes: Eyes are excessively dry because of inadequate tear production.
- Astigmatism: Bulges in the cornea make wearing traditional contacts difficult to fit. Toric lenses are one option in these cases. Their torus, or bent, shape helps them correct astigmatism.
- Presbyopia: An age-related condition that is common in nearsighted people after they reach age 40, and focusing close up items become difficult.
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC): A condition where excess protein builds up on the surface of the eye.
- Keratoconus: Thinning corneas cause bulging into a cone shape, and wearing traditional contacts becomes uncomfortable. Scleral contacts, which lay over the whole eye, including the white part are a solution for many.
Whatever your eye and vision needs are, whether you live in Urbandale, Johnston, Clive, Waukee, or the surrounding areas of West Des Moines, Advanced Eyecare Center in Urbandale is here to give your eyes the care it deserves and help you find the vision solution that is best for you. Contact us at 515-727-6340 to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.