At Absolutely Optical in Tampa Florida, we are dedicated to providing people with top of the line eyewear and quality contact lenses. Your vision and eye health are important to us. That’s why we offer an extensive array of products and services to help alleviate any issues you may have with your sight whether its stylish eyeglasses or comfortable contact lenses.

Finding the Right Contact Lenses

Whether you’ve been wearing glasses for years or just recently started experiencing problems with your sight, contact lenses are a great solution for those who struggle with impaired vision who do not want to wear glasses. Contact lenses are perfect for those who live an active lifestyle. Eyeglasses can slide down, get dirty, or even fly off.   Contact lenses are also great for people who wear strong prescriptions for high refractive errors. Sometimes they can provide less distortion than glasses. Vision problems treated by contact lenses include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), distorted vision (astigmatism), and age-related vision impairment (presbyopia).

If you think you’re a candidate for contacts, then the first step is to schedule a contact lens exam. This exam can be performed by our Optometrist and differs from a traditional eye exam for glasses.

What Is The Difference Between an Eye Exam and a Contact Lens Exam?

Although both exams are performed by an eye doctor and concern your vision, they are two completely different procedures.

An eye exam is where the doctor will check the quality of your vision and look for other underlying conditions that may be impacting your sight. One’s eye health can sometimes reveal problems of your overall health. These conditions include hypertension, glaucoma, and diabetes, among others. So, even those who do not experience vision impairment should periodically have a thorough eye exam.

A contact lens exam in comparison is specifically for those who wish to wear contact lenses. The purpose of a contact lens exam is to determine which size, shape, curve, and prescription of a contact lens is needed to correct your vision. The doctor must also evaluate how well your eyes respond to the lenses in terms of vision and comfort. Also, it ensures that your contacts are working properly and correctly fitted to provide good oxygenation and eye health. The doctor can help you decide what type of contacts you’d like to wear, such as disposable, reusable, colored or clear, etc.

Make An Appointment to Get Fitted For Contact Lenses

If you are ready to schedule a contact lens exam and you live in the Tampa, FL, area, give our staff a call today at (813) 348-9696 to book one. Absolutely Optical has you covered for all eye care needs.