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Expert Contact Lens Exams

We’ll fit you with the best contacts for great vision and healthy comfort

Contact lenses are popular alternatives to eyeglasses, due to their ultra-convenience and abilityto provide crystal-clear eyesight. If you’re interested in wearing lenses, we’ll help you with all you need at Sunsation Eyewear, in our Brooklyn, NY, clinic. Our professional optometrists will perform a thorough contact lens eye exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for contacts. With first-rate skill and years of experience, we’ll dedicate personalized attention to every patient’s unique health condition, visual requirements and lifestyle needs.

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Contact lens eye exams evaluate much more than a simple eye check-up or vision screening. Dr. Ezra Cohen and Dr. Haim Cohen will inspect your ocular health carefully to ensure that no pre-existing issues will interfere with wearing contact lenses. If the condition of your eyes and your vision correction prescription are both suitable for contacts, then we’ll gladly fit you with the most appropriate lenses!

Our Contact Lens Consultation

Upon meeting in our Brooklyn, NY, office, we’ll ask you to share information about your contact lens preferences and expectations. If you have any questions, we’ll be pleased to answer them and we’ll inform you about the pros and cons of all your options.

To prepare you for this consultation, here are some issues to think about:

  • Do you want to wear your lenses daily, or just for special occasions or activities?
  • Are you interested in changing your eye color?
  • How often do you want to replace your lenses?
  • Do you prefer hard or soft contact lenses? Soft lenses are more popular, but hard lenses have specific advantages.

Your Contact Lens Fitting in Brooklyn, NY

Eyes are not all the same size, and there are a number of possible corneal variations. Duringour contact lens eye exam and fitting, Dr.Cohen will take your precise measurements in order to fit you with contact lenses. Procedures include checking your corneal curvature, iris and pupil size and evaluation of the amount of lubrication in your tear film.

Time for Trial lenses & Your Contact Lens Prescription

Trial lenses are often the most efficient way to confirm the ideal contacts for each patient. First, we’ll instruct you on how to insert the lenses and then we’ll assess their movement and positioning. Your feedback about how they feel is very important! If the lenses fit well after about a 15-minute trial period, then we’ll be able to issue your contact lens prescription, which includes:

  • Brooklyn eye doctor contact lensPower of each lens
  • Lens diameter
  • Base curve (lens curvature)
  • Manufacturer and name of the lenses

Our optometrists will provide you with comprehensive guidelines about how long to keep your lenses in and how to care for them properly.

Follow-up visits

We recommend that you return for a check-up after wearing your lenses for a while. Follow-up evaluations, which are a significant part of our total contact lens eye exam services, will check the health of your eyes, clarity of your vision and condition of the contacts. If any problems are detected, we may need to change the fit or materials of your lenses. We may also recommend that you change the amount of time you’re wearing the contacts. If your eyes and lenses look good, then we’ll advise scheduling an annual routine contact lens eye exam to verify that nothing has changed.

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