If you're thinking about getting contact lenses for yourself or your child, one of the first steps is to schedule a contact lens exam appointment. These appointments are designed to determine if you are a good candidate for contact lenses and what type of lenses you need.
Before your appointment, however, it's a good idea to take a few small steps to prepare. Eye-Site of Boynton Beach, FL, is here to help you learn what you need to know.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment
Start by asking yourself or your child the following questions. The optometrist will need to know this information during the exam, so make sure you have taken the time to think about the answers.
1. Can You Take Care of Yourself and Your Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses will require regular cleaning and proper storage. If your child has trouble remembering to brush their teeth every day, or won't do it correctly, it might be a good idea to wait on contact lenses.
2. What Type of Lenses Would Best Fit Your Lifestyle?
The choices that you have will depend on your exact prescription but start thinking now about whether you want lenses that you throw away every night or ones that last for several weeks. Daily disposables are easier to take care of, but they cost more than lenses that you only have to replace every three months.
3. How Often Will You Wear Your Lenses?
Some people will want to wear their lenses all day, while others may only want to wear them for sports or going out. If you're going to wear your glasses a lot, then consider investing in a nice pair or two. If you plan to mostly stick with contacts, then make sure you get lenses that are comfortable and designed to be worn all day.
Call Us Today
If you live in the Boynton Beach, FL, area and you're interested in contact lenses for yourself or a family member, give the Eye-Site office a call at (561) 738-0111. We can schedule you for an eye exam and a contact lens fitting on the same day with our optometrist.