Are you thinking about wearing contacts? Maybe it’s time to update your contact lens prescription. At St. Croix Falls Eye Associates, in St. Croix Falls, Webster, and Frederic, Wisconsin, licensed optometrists Lawrence Tran, OD, and Sandra Dolphin, OD, offer various contact lens services, including contact lens exams, fittings, and prescription updates. Call the nearest office today to request contact lens services, or book your appointment online.

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What are contact lens services?

Contact lens services are tailored to people who wear contact lenses.

At St. Croix Falls Eye Associates, contact lens services include:

  • Contact lens exams
  • Contact fittings
  • Contact lens prescriptions
  • Special tests, like tear film evaluation

Another important component of contact lens services is patient education. Your optometrist teaches you how to put in and take out your contacts, when to change them, and how to keep them clean.

What types of vision problems can benefit from contact lens services?

St. Croix Falls Eye Associates uses contact lens services to treat various vision problems, including:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Contact lenses are comfortable, easy to use, and suitable for almost anyone. There are even lenses designed for people with sensitive eyes.

Are there different types of contact lenses?

St. Croix Falls Eye Associates offers several types of contact lenses, including:

Soft lenses

Soft lenses are made of plastic and last up to a month. They retain water better than hard contact lenses and are less likely to irritate your eyes.

Extended wear disposables

These contacts are made of silicone and can be worn during sleep. Even so, it’s best to take them out before going to bed to reduce the risk of infection or other problems.

Rigid gas-permeable hard lenses

These lenses are tougher and more durable than their soft or extended-wear counterparts. They also allow for better airflow, reducing the risk of red eyes and irritation.

What happens during a contact lens exam?

Your St. Croix Falls Eye Associates provider reviews your medical records, asks about your vision, and completes an eye exam. They test your visual acuity, check for signs of eye disease, and determine your prescription strength.

Next, your optometrist completes two special contact lens tests, including:

Tear film evaluation

If your eyes don’t produce enough tears, contact lenses may irritate your eyes.

Eye surface measurement

Nobody’s eyes are exactly alike. Measuring their surface helps your optometrist determine the type of contacts that will most benefit you.

Are contact lenses painful?

Wearing contacts takes some getting used to, but it isn’t painful. It’s normal to experience mild headaches, itchiness, and eye strain during the first few weeks. Be patient, wear your contacts as prescribed, and take them out before going to bed.

Call St. Croix Falls Eye Associates today to request contact lens services, or make your appointment online.