Brentwood Vision Center will Correct Your Vision
Taking care of your vision is of critical importance. Most people between 18 and 60 should have a thorough eye exam every year or two. Those that have had eye injuries, wear glasses, contacts or have high-risk conditions should schedule an eye exam every 12 months. Our optometrist, Dr. Frank LoForte and the rest of our staff at Brentwood Vision Center serve the Brentwood, Bayshore and Central Islip, NY areas.
Contact lenses are a popular option when correcting a person’s vision. We provide a thorough eye exam prior to prescribing contact lenses. Any of the following factors could be considered a risk.
- Having family members with eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, lazy eye, optic nerve disorders, retinal disorders, uveitis, floaters or corneal disease.
- A history of diabetes or high blood pressure.
- An occupation that strains or harms the eye.
- Taking medical prescriptions can cause visual side effects.
- Previous eye injuries.
Choosing the Right Contact Lenses
Many people prefer to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, each having their own pros and cons. Some popular types of contact lenses include the following:
- Disposable soft lenses are daily worn contacts, designed to be worn around 18 hours. They can be used for a couple of days before being discarded.
- Extended wear lenses can be worn for several days but must be removed before going to sleep. Improvements have been made, so there are fewer reports of discomfort or dry eyes.
- Bifocal and multifocal lenses are worn by those that need more than one prescription per eye, much like bifocal eyeglasses.
- Monovision lenses are designed to work together, one lens corrects vision for distance and the other for close work.
There are also hard contact lenses, but fewer people are choosing them over soft lenses.
What to Expect at a Contact Lens Exam
When you visit our team at Brentwood Vision Center for a contact lens exam, you should expect the following:
- Questions about your personal/family health history
- Questions about your history of eye problems
- Testing of near and far vision
- Testing for nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism
- Testing eyes working in tandem
- Eye pressure test for glaucoma
- Internal eye exam to check for proper eye health (testing for cataracts and macular degeneration)
Contact Lens Fitting
Dr. Frank LoForte of Brentwood Vision Center is an expert when it comes to contact lens fitting. He uses a keratometer to make exact measurements of the eye. This ensures that the contact is formed precisely to match the unique surface of the eye.
Book Your Appointment with Brentwood Vision Center Today
If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, it’s time to make your appointment with our optometrist today. If you’re considering contacts and you’re in the Brentwood, Bayshore or Central Islip areas of NY, you should call our office at (631) 273-3335 today to schedule an appointment.