If you decide that you want to wear contact lenses, even if you only want to wear them some of the time and also uses glasses, you will need a contact lens exam in addition to your usual comprehensive eye exam.
Do I need a separate prescription for glasses and contacts?
The answer is no. While they both have the same objective — to correct what eye doctors call “refractive errors” that prevent you from seeing correctly — prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses are distinctly different.
Do I need a different eye test for contact lenses?
Thinking about trying contact lenses? You will need to have an eye examination to ensure your eyes are suitable and healthy. If you wear contact lenses, or have previously worn them, make sure you have had an eye test recently and have an up to date prescription before you schedule in a contact lens appointment.
Can I wear contacts before eye exam?
Don’t Wear Contacts to Routine Eye Exams
Having your lenses in during the exam can make it harder for them to determine the prescription you need. If you are going for a routine eye exam, it’s best to remove your contact lenses at least 2 hours before your scheduled appointment.
Can I convert my glasses prescription to a contact lens prescription?
No – you cannot directly convert a glasses prescription to a contact lens prescription. Equally, you cannot convert a contact lens prescription to a glasses prescription.
What is the average cost of a contact lens exam?
Typically, the average cost of a contact lens exam ranging between $120-$250. The average cost of a regular eye exam will vary depending on where you live and the type of optometry office you visit. With that said, keep in mind these are averages. Contact lens fittings without insurance can start as low as $100.
What’s the difference between eye exam and contact exam?
What’s the Difference Between an Eye Exam and a Contact Lens Exam? A routine eye exam is not the same as a contact lens exam. For contact lens wearers, a contact lens exam is necessary to ensure the lenses are fitting both eyes properly and that the health of the eyes is not harmed by the contact lenses.
What should you not do before an eye exam?
What Not to Do Before an Eye Exam
- Don’t Overexert Your Eyes. Keeping your eyes rested leading up to an eye exam is likely to increase your overall comfort. …
- Don’t Forget Your Glasses & Contacts. …
- Don’t Drink Coffee or Alcohol. …
- Don’t Forget Your Insurance Documents. …
- Don’t Feel Nervous or Intimidated.
How long does it take to get contacts after eye exam?
How long will it take to get my glasses (or contacts)? A. After payment is received in full, the average turn around for glasses is typically about two weeks and for contacts approximately one week.
Is contact lens prescription higher than glasses?
Since eyeglasses are usually about 12 millimeters from the eye, the prescriptive power of a contact lens — which is positioned directly on the tear film of the eye — will be slightly less nearsighted. This becomes significantly different with prescriptions of 4D or greater.
What’s the highest prescription for contacts?
What is the strongest contact lens prescription? Contact lenses can be prescribed for extreme degrees of myopia, even for those who need correction of more than -20 Dioptres. Some lenses can go over -30 Dioptres. For monthly soft contact lenses, the highest level of corrective power is about -12 Dioptres.
What prescription is legally blind?
It is important to know that the prescription for total blindness is 20/200, but that is after your eyesight has been corrected. That means if your natural eyes see at 20/200, but you can improve it to 80/200 with glasses or contacts, then you are not legally blind.