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Contact Lens Exams

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At Optics Soho, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, we will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.


Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our optometrists determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our optometrist, call (813) 254-2020 (Tampa Location) or (813) 643-7300 (Riverview location) today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our optometrists work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (813) 254-2020 (Tampa Location) or (813) 643-7300 (Riverview location) if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (813) 254-2020 (Tampa Location) or (813) 643-7300 (Riverview location) and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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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