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Contact Lens Exam FAQ

Do you have a contact lens exam scheduled? You may be wondering what to expect. We would like to look at some frequently asked questions about contact lens exams. By understanding what to expect from your contact lens exam, you will be more comfortable and relaxed during the process. We provide quality exams for contact lenses at Optics Soho in Riverview and Tampa, FL. Our eye doctors will go over the different types of contact lenses with you and help you choose the best ones for your needs. Visit us today for your comprehensive eye exam.


Is a contact lens exam necessary?

While you may think of getting contacts without getting an eye exam, it's not a good idea. You need to get an exam first to get a suitable prescription for your contacts. Your contact lenses are considered medical devices, so you will need a prescription from an eye doctor before you can purchase them. If you buy them without a prescription, you could end up with an infection or other serious eye problems.

What happens during a contact lens exam?

During your contact lens exam, your optometrist will conduct a series of tests to assess your vision and the health of your eyes. These tests will help us determine if you are a good candidate for contacts and what type of contacts will be best for you. The exam will be similar to a comprehensive eye exam. This will involve tests to check your visual acuity, eye muscle function, and peripheral vision. The optometrist will also check the health of your eyes, looking for any signs of disease and other problems.

How long does a contact lens exam take?

A contact lens exam can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. The length of the exam will depend on a number of factors, including the type of contact lenses you are interested in and the health of your eyes.

Visit Optics Soho for a Quality Contact Lens Exam

Are you thinking of switching from glasses to contacts or do you need a new prescription for your contacts? Our team at Optics Soho can help you get your next set of contact lenses. Call our Riverview office today at (813) 643-7300 or our Tampa office at (813) 254-2020. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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