Eye Exam vs Contact Lens Exam: What’s the Difference?

Do you need an eye exam or are you thinking of switching from glasses to contact lenses? Learn what the difference is between a contact lens exam and our comprehensive eye exam. 

patient receiving an eye exam from their bossier city optometrist

What To Expect From An Eye Exam in Shreveport

During an eye exam in Shreveport, our eye doctor checks your overall eye health. We want to make sure your eyes exhibit no signs of eye diseases, from macular degeneration to glaucoma. After checking the health of your eyes, we examine your eye function. Not only do we check for problems with near or far vision, but we evaluate how the eyes work together. 

What to Expect When Getting Contact Lenses

A contact lens exam is not a substitute for an eye exam, but a supplement to it. Since contact lenses sit on the eye, we need to make sure the fit is perfect between the contact lenses and your eyes. If we were to give you contact lenses that were too big, we would scratch the eye. 

Our eye doctor will check your vision with several tests, to determine which type of contact lenses will work best for you. We will also measure your eyes since the fit is critical. 

Before we give you trial lenses, we’ll walk you through the options for lens types. Some patients want the convenience of daily disposable lenses, which can be thrown out each night. Others prefer the cost savings of traditional lenses, which are worn for an extended time period before they are replaced. 

Whether you come in for an eye exam, contact lens exam, or both, you will receive the same personalized attention from our optometrists. We’re here to answer any questions and help you select the perfect frames or contact lenses. 

Visit our Shreveport Eye Doctor!

Whether you’re ready for contacts or simply having your annual eye test, our Shreveport eye doctor, Dr. Sam Silverblatt is here for you. Reserve your appointment with us online or by calling our eye care clinic at 318-798-4000. We look forward to meeting with you!

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