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Our professional staff at Alpine Vision in Colorado Springs, Falcon, and Windsor are available to help you make an informed choice when it comes to contact lenses. From the initial contact lens evaluation to the finalization of your prescription, they will answer all of your questions and make sure you thoroughly understand what is happening during each step of the process. If you have any questions, always feel free to ask. They would much rather you be fully informed instead of leaving the office with any doubts or concerns.
You can expect several stages of a contact lens exam. A thorough comprehensive eye health and vision check will be performed prior to the contact lens evaluation. During this exam your optometrist at Alpine Vision will determine your level of vision loss by using a computerized HD eye chart and a special machine that allows you to see through several different lenses. These tests show the doctor how refractive errors are affecting your vision. In addition, the curvature of your corneas will be carefully assessed with an automated keratometer. Once your vision is accurately assessed, the optician will discuss your options for prescription eyewear. If you choose to wear contact lenses, you will be advised of the options that are available to you.
Corrective contact lenses are used to correct vision problems associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even presbyopia. Alpine Vision specialists offer both rigid and soft contact lens. In most cases, disposable soft lenses will be the contact lens of choice. However, due to certain conditions within the eye, you may not be able to wear soft contacts. This means that if you choose to wear contacts, you will have to use the rigid lenses. Your doctor will go into great detail explaining the benefits of each type of lens as well as which one would work best for your particular vision correction.
Cosmetic lenses are also available. Cosmetic lenses are made in a variety of colors for people who want to change the color of their eyes or add a little distinction to their unique style. Cosmetic lenses can be ordered in prescription strength to accommodate necessary vision requirements. Advances in technology make it possible for almost anyone to be able to wear corrective and cosmetic contact lenses.
It is important for contact lens wearers to change their contact lenses on a regular basis. Contacts are made to be changed at varying intervals ranging from one day to once a month, depending on the type chosen. Once contacts are removed, they must be cleaned and stored. Caring for your contact lenses correctly helps reduce the risk of eye infection or other eye conditions. Special solutions are required when cleaning and storing any contact lenses.
Contact Alpine Vision at any of its convenient locations in Colorado Springs, Falcon or Windsor, if you are interested in learning more about contact lenses and whether or not they would be a good choice to correct your vision.