It's not a good idea to buy contact lenses without a prescription and use these to attempt to improve your vision. This can cause more harm than good. Fortunately, an eye doctor can help administer a contact lens exam in little time, therefore helping improve your vision and your overall health!
At Macqueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, we make it our mission to get you paired with the best contact lenses through our contact lens exam. An optometrist on our team can help a wide range of people with vision disorders and can help you get the best contact lenses or eyeglasses to improve your vision.
Do I Need a Contact Lens Exam?
Not everyone needs contact lenses, but it's important to get an eye exam done nonetheless to determine if you have a vision disorder. This is especially true if you've been dealing with symptoms such as:
- Blurry Vision
- Double vision
- Trouble focusing
- Increased glare
- Eye strain
- Inability to see at night
- Partial or full vision loss
- Cloudy vision
All these symptoms can indicate an underlying vision disorder or eye disease and should be taken seriously. An optometrist on our optometry team can conduct an eye exam to determine if you have one of these, and if contact lenses can help improve your vision.
How an Optometrist Can Help
An optometrist on our optometry team can look at the entire structure of your eye using special tools and possibly dilating them. An eye doctor on our team can also conduct an eye exam to determine if you have a vision disorder. She will do so by conducting vision tests to measure if you can see from a distance, have blurry vision, and can benefit from contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Not everyone is a good candidate for contact lenses. Some people might not like the feeling of contact lenses and will prefer eyeglasses. Other people might not be able to use regulars due to pre-existing conditions such as keratoconus or cataracts.
In these cases, an eye doctor can prescribe alternatives or specialty contact lenses, such as scleral lenses that fit directly over the eye or hybrid lenses. A trained optometrist is to determine which of these are right for you and can help improve your vision.
Visit Us for Contact Lenses and a Contact Lens Exam from an Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team
At Macqueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, our goal is simple - to give our patients eye care. Call us at (773) 586-8444 to schedule your contact lens exam or for other eye care.