CONTACT LENS EXAMS
Contact Lens Exams are an additional component to your Comprehensive Eye Health Exam. Most times, when a patient comes into the office for their annual eye health exam, the doctor will check for any abnormalities externally and internally concerning the eye. They will also check for any refractive errors that may present. Upon completion of this exam, should the patient be interested in wearing or continue to wear contact lenses, the doctor will preform an evaluation of the cornea. This evaluation is to assure that the cornea is healthy and produces enough tear film to successfully wear a contact lens. The doctor then takes this information, along with the glasses refraction, base curve measurement and diameter of the cornea to determine the contact lens brand, material, fit and power that best fits your optical needs.
Contact lenses have come a long way from when they were first developed. Whether your prescription is spherical, toric, multi-focal or medically necessary due to a corneal disease, there is a great possibility there is a solution for you.
SOFT CONTACT LENSES
Soft contact lenses come in many brands, designs and material. Depending upon your prescription, Dr. Griego will determine the design, material and power for you. Soft contact lenses are available in spherical, toric and multi-focal. Color contact lens are available in spherical and some toric powers. The also make costume contact for special occasions such as Halloween.
RGP (Rigid Gas-Permable) & MEDICALLY NECESSARY CONTACT LENSES
RGP contact lenses are for the patient who has a large amount of astigmatism or they cannot achieve clarity with a soft contact lens. Sometimes they are referred to as a "Hard Contact" even though they are made quite differently. Most patients that need a MEDICALLY NECESSARY CONTACT LENS are fit with a RGP due to Keratoconus, Post Surgical Corneas and other Cornea Abnormalities.
COSTUME CONTACTS FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION
Have a fun party that you are going to? Need something to make that Halloween Costume "pop"? Make an appointment with Dr. Griego to see if Costume Contact lenses are right for you.