Contact Lens Exams & Prescriptions

Andover Family Optometry and Winfield Family Optometry carry a full selection of contact lenses for our patients throughout Wichita, Andover, Winfield, and surrounding areas. Our selection includes daily disposable soft contact lenses, multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. No matter how often you wear your lenses, our goal is to fit you with the lenses that best meet your needs.

Finding the Right Lenses for You is Our Top Priority

Not all contact lenses are built the same. Depending on your vision needs and lifestyle, the type of lenses you wear may be different. We offer hard-to-fit contacts for patients with high astigmatism or dry eyes. We have daily disposable, toric, and multifocal contact lenses as an alternative to glasses. Our team will help you find the right lenses for you. 

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Contact Lens Exams

We know that getting contacts for the first time can be intimidating for some, so we want to share what happens during a contact lens exam and fitting. 

Exam

If you would like to wear contact lenses, you will need to have a comprehensive eye exam first to make sure contact lenses are a good option for your vision needs and ensure the proper prescription and fit.  We will begin by discussing your overall eye health history and any vision concerns you’re experiencing. Our doctors will then conduct a series of eye tests and check for glaucoma, examining your retina and optic nerve. Lastly, we will test your vision by utilizing various lenses to see which one best improves your vision. 

Choosing Your Contact Lenses

Not all contacts are the same at all. In fact, contact lenses must be chosen carefully to make sure that you’re comfortable wearing them. Our doctors will discuss the various options and brands with you, highlighting the pros and cons of each type. Additionally, they will want to discuss your preferences and lifestyle to determine what kind of lens is best for you. For example, they’ll want to know if you prefer disposable lenses, ones you can wear overnight, etc. 

Eye Surface Measurements and Tear Film Evaluation

Your doctor will need to take a series of measurements to ensure your lenses fit correctly and you’re given the right prescription. If you have dry eyes, they will also want to perform a tear film evaluation to make sure you’re an appropriate candidate for contacts. 

Fitting

Your doctor will fit you using a set of trial lenses to make sure they align and move appropriately with your eye. They will also check your visual acuity at this point to make sure your prescription is correct.

Follow-Up

Our team will follow up with you, make any necessary changes in fit or materials, and educate you on proper contact lens care to ensure your lenses are taken care of correctly.

Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are specialty lenses that have a large diameter that exceeds the size of your cornea and rest on the sclera (the white part) of your eye. They vault the cornea and create a smooth surface that ultimately helps individuals with cornea problems see better. 

Scleral lenses are a great option for you if you have Dry Eye Syndrome because they present a barrier to keep lubricating saline in and make your eye more comfortable.

Conditions that benefit from scleral lenses include

  • Misshaped corneas
  • Cornea disease
  • Severe Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Astigmatism   

Contact Lens Options

We are proud to offer our patients a wide selection of contact lens options. Even patients who have been deemed “impossible to fit” have had success working with us.

If you’re interested in getting contact lenses, call our Andover Team at (316) 361-1020, our Winfield Team at (620) 221-2015, or schedule an appointment online!

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