Eye Exams for Glasses and Contact Lenses
What should I have ready for an eye exam?
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes to your appointment to complete patient paperwork.
- If you’re a new patient, it’s helpful to bring a copy of your most recent prescription from your previous provider.
- You can also bring your current eyewear and/or a box of contact lenses for each eye showing your prescription on the label.
- If you have vision insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card. You can call the store 24 hours before your appoint to verify your benefits.
Why do contact lens exams cost more?
Contact lens exams cover all of the evaluations that you get with an eye exam for eyeglasses, plus additional diagnostic information that indicates what contact lenses are right for you.
How do I get my prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses?
You'll receive a prescription for eyeglasses following your exam. If you are prescribed contacts, you'll receive a trial pair and must return for a diagnostic evaluation after you’ve been wearing them for a short period of time. This follow-up visit is necessary to evaluate how you are seeing, and how well the contact lenses fit your eyes.
Contact lens prescriptions can be released after the follow-up visit once the contact lenses are deemed a good fit for you.
Why should I schedule an eye exam in the first place?
If you've experienced any of the following, we highly suggest scheduling an eye exam with one of our optometrists:
- Changes in vision
- Blurred or fuzzy vision
- Eye pain or strain
- Extreme or recurring headaches
- Seeing black or gray spots
In addition to the comprehensive eye examination, an optometrist will discuss any of these changes with you to determine whether additional treatment is needed.