Contact Lens Exam

When you need contact lenses, it is important to get an exam to fit the lens properly. Eye-Deal Vision offers contact lens exams for patients in San Antonio, Texas.

Contact Lens Exam Q & A

Why do you need a contact lens exam?

Eye exams for glasses are different from those for contact lenses. They are specialty tests that are not typically performed in routine eye exams for eyeglasses. So, if you are interested in contacts you will need to schedule an appointment for a contact lens eye exam. This exam ensures that additional tests are performed for a proper contact lens fitting or prescription update. You can usually have your contact lens exam at the same time as your general eye exam to save time.

What should I expect during a contact lens fitting?

During a contact lens exam, your visual acuity will be tested using an eye chart. A variety of other tests will be performed to determine your general eye health. After these tests are complete, your eye doctor will gather additional information so you can be fitted with contact lenses. You might be asked questions regarding your lifestyle and preferences regarding contact lenses, such as whether you want to change your eye color, or if you're interested in options such as daily disposables or overnight wear. Your eye doctor will also discuss the different options of contact lenses available.  A trial set of contact lenses will be dispensed, and a follow-up evaluation will be scheduled to ensure the contact lenses are working properly.  

What happens after the exam?

After the initial contact lens exam, you will usually need to do follow-up visits to make sure your lenses are sitting properly in your eyes and providing you with the best vision. During these follow-ups, your doctor may stain your eye with fluorescein to check for defects and make sure your contact lenses are not damaging your eye's surface. When it is determined that the contact lenses are fitted properly, are comfortable for you, and provide improved vision, your eye doctor can write your contact lens prescription. This prescription will designate contact lens power, a shape matching the curvature of your eye, and diameter. It usually takes about two or three follow up visits to complete an uncomplicated contact lens fitting.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Eye-Deal Vision, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Avesis
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EyeMed
Humana
Humana Vision
Medicare B
MetLife
Optum
Principal Financial Group
Spectera
Tricare
UMR
United Healthcare
VSP
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