Contact Lenses From Visionquest Eyecare
If you want to free yourself from the daily hassle of wearing glasses or just want the option of contacts, make an appointment with us at Visionquest Eyecare. We have both Indianapolis and Greenwood offices, both of which have expert optometrists who can conduct exams for contacts.
Exams for Contacts
Before getting your contacts, you'll need an eye exam, which will have several parts. If you are a first-time contact lens wearer, the optometrist will discuss whether contacts are the best option for your vision and lifestyle needs. For instance, do you need a sharp vision with your contacts for sports? Some people just want to replace their glasses with contacts for daily use.
After determining that you will get contacts, you need optometry exams to help the optometrist can find the right fit and strength. Unlike for an exam for glasses, you will have additional tests for your contact fitting. Tests include corneal topography, slit test, and a visual acuity test. The first is only for those who will wear contacts, whereas the latter two are conducted during all eye exams. Feel free to ask us at your appointment if you have any questions about wearing or caring for your contacts.
Corneal Topography Test for Contacts
A corneal topography test creates a diagram of the surface of your eye. The shape of your cornea is important because your each contact lens sits on this portion of the eye. Having an accurate representation of your cornea will help the doctor ensure the best fit for your lenses.
Another test you'll have is the slit test. This optometry exam happens when you have your eyes dilated. The optometrist shines a bright light in your eyes. They are looking for signs of disease such as a detached retina, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Depending on the findings of this test, you may need treatment for one of these conditions before you can get contacts.
Visual Acuity Test
Lastly, you'll have a visual acuity test. This test is the one most people associate with optometry exams. You'll tell the doctor whether certain images are better when seen through various lenses. This test makes it easier to get contacts that accurately correct your vision.
Call Visionquest Eyecare Today
If you want contacts, call us at Visionquest Eyecare. We have two separate offices. To make an appointment with our Indianapolis office, call (317) 978-1250. If you want to see us in Greenwood, ring (317) 978-1217. We can't wait to help you find the best contact lenses for your lifestyle and vision needs.