Contact Lens Examinations & Services

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Dr. Turner has extensive experience in successfully fitting her patients who choose to wear contacts for their vision correction. Just as one shoe size doesn’t fit everyone, one contact lens size doesn’t fit every patient. In addition to a comprehensive eye health examination, several additional tests are performed during a contact lens examination to determine the most appropriate and ultimately the most comfortable lens for each contact lens patient. New contact lens designs and materials are developed every year and Dr. Turner will prescribe the best lens design and material for your needs and comfort.

Corneal topography measurements, pupil and iris measurements, and the patient’s tear film evaluation are all part of the Contact Lens Examination process in determining the appropriate contact lenses for a patient. Dr. Turner can select from thousands of trial contact lenses available at Eldorado Vision & Optical. Once the power and base curve have been determined for each eye, Dr. Turner will have the patient try on the lenses to determine the proper fit and comfort. Special contact lenses (toric lenses) may be required for individuals with an astigmatism. These lenses are also available at Eldorado Vision & Optical.

New contact lens wearers are counseled by Dr. Turner regarding the proper wear and care of their contacts. Once a new contact lens patient is fitted with his/her contacts, a trained staff member will assist them in successfully putting in and taking out their contacts prior to leaving the practice. In addition, the literature shown below is available for both new and existing contact lens patients to take home and review.