If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, the first step in obtaining them is to contact Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, SC. Disposable Contact Lenses are easy to care for and provide you with sharp vision. Here is information about your eye appointment and care for these lenses to help prepare you for their usage.
Your Eye Health Is Discussed and Checked
When you first arrive at your appointment, our practitioner will ask you to fill out paperwork pertaining to your current health and vision needs. Your vision and eye health with then need to be examined. These tests are non-invasive and only take a few minutes each to complete. If a medical problem is found, our optometrist will provide you with recommendations for treatment. In some instances, you may have to wait to obtain contact lenses until your condition is remedied.
Your Prescription Strength Is Determined
After your eyes are checked for health issues, our optometrist will have you look at a chart to read numbers or letters to determine your current prescription strength. Using this information, our practitioner will have you look through glass plates of varying strengths to sharpen the images in front of you. Take your time when taking this exam and alert our practitioner if two plates seem to be the same strength. This is normal. After your prescription is determined, it is used for the ordering of your contact lenses.
Disposable Contact Lenses Are Provided to Try
Disposable Contact Lenses are used for up to two weeks and then thrown away. You will need to remove the lenses from your eyes before sleeping. These lenses are relatively easy to care for. You will need to disinfect them with a saline rinse to remove protein deposits before placing them in your eyes. You will also need to store them in this solution.
If you have never worn contact lenses in the past, one of our staff members will teach you how to place them in your eyes and remove them when you are done using them. They will also instruct you on how to properly clean your contact lenses between usages. We will provide you with a set of Disposable Contact Lenses to try on in our office. You will then need to make a follow-up appointment to check that your new disposable contact lenses are working well for your everyday needs.
If you are interested in wearing disposable contact lenses, contact Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, SC to make an appointment for optometric services. Give our office a call at 803-254-6306 to find out more about the services we offer.