Many people live with some form of vision impairment. This condition can vary from person to person, but most people who have a vision impairment of some kind can solve their vision problems by wearing glasses or contacts. Some people choose to wear one or the other, or sometimes individuals switch between the two depending on the occasion. If you are looking to try contacts, our eye doctors Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD here at our Henderson optical store can provide you with the prescription lenses that you need.
If you already know that you have any kind of vision impairment and already wear glasses, you unfortunately cannot simply apply the prescription strength used for your glasses and apply them to contact lenses. You will need to have a comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting first. Our eye doctors here at our Henderson optical store, Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD, can provide you with the comprehensive eye care that you need before going along with acquiring prescription contact lenses. First, Dr. Tran or Dr. Tan will thoroughly examine your eyes and determine whether they can handle regular contact lens wear. Individuals who have certain allergic conditions or eye problems, such as dry eye syndrome, may not be able to wear contact lenses on a daily or even regular basis. Once your eyes have been examined, our eye doctors can begin to determine your contact lens prescription. The prescription strength needed for contacts differs from glasses because they are used at a different distance. Since glasses rest on the bridge of the nose and contacts rest on your eyes, contacts do not need to be as strong as glasses. The difference will be minute, but makes a big difference.
Once this is complete, Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD can provide you with a contact lens fitting. This will help you choose a type and brand of contacts while also providing you with an opportunity to learn how to safely maintain, insert and remove your contacts. If you are looking for prescription lenses of any kind, our eye doctors here at our Henderson optical store can provide you with the comprehensive eye care, fittings and vision exams that you need.