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If you want to get contact lenses, you should be aware that the standard eye exam and vision testing is just the first step toward this goal. Our Allentown optometry center can provide the necessary contact lens exams to fit your for lenses that feel good and perform beautifully.
Contact lenses are harder to fit than eyeglasses for the simple reason that they must sit safely and comfortably on the eyes themselves. This requires our Allentown eye doctors to measure your corneal contours, pupil size and iris diameter as precisely as possible. We must also make certain to suggest the right type of contact lenses for your eyes in terms of your overall eye health, especially if you have dry eye, giant papillary conjunctivitis or some other underlying condition that requires special consideration. Preserving your ocular health is just as important to us as optimizing your vision.
Our optometrists will also discuss which types of contact lenses make sense for your needs. If your eyelids are likely to be irritated by the proteins that accumulate on extended-wear lenses, for instance, we may recommend single-use disposal disposable lenses instead. If you need a strong corrective prescription, we may recommened rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses instead of soft lenses.
Once we've completed your contact lens exam, our optometry center can provide a variety of contact lens products. We also provide specialized contact lenses for specific eye and vision needs, including those hard-to-fit conditions. Examples include:
Give your eyes the quality contact lenses they deserve. Call Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates at ((610) 432-3258 today to schedule a contact lens exam from any of our Allentown optometrists! We serve the surrounding communities of Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Whitehall, Bethlehem, and Easton.