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Isabel


06/07/2012

What is the difference between eye exams for contacts and eyeglasses?

I am going to have eye exam for contacts. What is the difference between eye exams for contacts and eyeglasses?
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  • Andri

    06/07/2012

    An eye exam for eyeglasses is used to detect vision problems, eye disease and general eye health issues. During the exam, the doctor will ask you to read an eye chart. Then the following tests may include Retinoscopy, Refraction, and Slit-Lamp Examination. During an eye exam for contact lenses, the doctor will evaluate the surface of your eye's cornea and use an instrument called a kerameter to measure the surface and curvature of your eye. Finally, he will measure your pupil and iris.
  • Eric

    06/07/2012

    The doctor will ask you to read an eye chart to detect your vision in an eye exam for eyeglasses. While in an eye exam for contact lenses, the doctor will measure the curve of your eye ball so that your eye can fit in the contact lens properly, which makes extra numbers on the prescription of your contact lenses.
  • Jada

    06/07/2012

    Eye exams for contact lenses include special tests that typically are not performed in routine eye exams for eyeglasses. The doctor will check your eyes health and assess the eye's cornea surface to make sure the contact lenses will fit properly.
  • b1eedingthrough

    06/07/2012

    There will be a contact Lens Fitting in eye exam for contacts to make sure if you are good candidate for wearing contacts. They will check if there is any eye disease such as dry eyes, keratitis and so on. Also they will measure your base curve to find the right size of contact lenses for you.
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