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Contact Lens Exams

Many people prefer to wear contact lenses over eyeglasses for the sake of convenience and aesthetics. To find the right contact lenses for your eyes, the first step is to schedule a contact lens exam. At Lighthouse Vision, we offer contact lens exams in New Haven County to help you find the best contact lens type for your eyes and prescription.

Contact Exams vs. a Routine Exam 

While a comprehensive eye exam can assess your vision and overall eye health, a contact lens eye exam is designed to determine the best contact lenses for your needs. Our contact lens exams in Milford include tests outside of a routine exam. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let us know when scheduling your appointment so we are prepared. 

Contact lens tests will assess a variety of factors to enable us to prescribe the best contact lenses for your needs. During your contact eye exam, our doctor will assess your vision to determine what prescription you need. They will measure the size of your pupils and cornea. These tests help to determine the correct size and curvature for your contact lenses.  

We will also evaluate your overall eye health to see if you may need specialty contact lenses or other care, such as dry eye treatment if we detect signs of dry eye. During your contact lens exam in Milford, our doctor will get the information they need to select the appropriate contact lenses for your unique eye health needs and vision requirements.

Contact Lens Types

There are different types of contact lenses, and we have options to suit your prescription and lifestyle.

Soft contact lenses are the most common type of contact lenses, and they are frequently prescribed. Many people find soft contact lenses to be comfortable and easy to get used to wearing for vision correction. There are different soft contact lens wear schedules or modalities, and we will prescribe the best contact lens type and modality for your lifestyle and visual needs.

Contact Lens Exam  Follow-Up 

In some cases, after wearing your new contact lenses for some time, you may find that they are not as comfortable as you originally thought. If this is the case, we may ask you to schedule a follow-up contact lens appointment with your doctor where you will be able to bring up any concerns or questions you have. At this appointment, they will check again to make sure your lenses are the right fit and offer solutions to any potential problems.

At Lighthouse Vision, we offer contact lens exams to residents of Milford, Orange, West Haven, Stratford, Monroe, and New Haven. Reach out to us today if you are interested in contact lenses. A contact lens exam with our qualified eye doctors in Milford is the first step to help you find the perfect pair of contacts that best suits your needs.

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Can I sleep in my contacts?

Only a few brands of contact lenses have been approved for overnight wear and it is usually not recommended.

Can I use my eyeglass prescription to buy over-the-counter contact lenses?

No. Over-the-counter contact lenses are illegal.

Is it safe for me to clean my contact lenses with a homemade solution?

No. It is not recommended to do so.

Can my child wear contact lenses during sports activities?

Yes, after a contact lens fitting evaluation and an insertion and removal class in the office.