Contact Lenses

About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an additional option to correct your vision. Contact lenses can be worn every day or for occasional wear. Stacy Turner, OD, at Eldorado Vision & Optical in McKinney, Texas, has successfully fitted thousands of adults and children with contact lenses. If you want top-notch contact lenses as well as expert help in using them, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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Contact Lenses Q & A

Am I a good candidate for contact lenses?

Most people can wear contacts. Dr. Turner will work with you to help you determine if contact lenses are the best choice for you. If you have an irregularity in your cornea or a history of eye surgery, Dr. Turner may need to prescribe a specialty contact lens.

What can I expect during a contact lens exam?

As a highly experienced optometrist, Dr. Turner knows that when it comes to contact lenses, they must be tailored to the individual. As such, she will conduct a thorough examination. Her examination will include:

  • Comprehensive eye health exam

  • Corneal measurements

  • Evaluation of tear film

  • ​​​​​​​Corneal health exam

Dr. Turner has more than 25,000 trial contact lenses at Eldorado Vision & Optical to ensure you get the most comfortable fit and the best-corrected vision.

​​​​​​​What are the types of contact lenses?

There are many different types of contact lenses available. Most often, patients are prescribed a soft, disposable contact lens that is replaced daily, biweekly, or monthly. These lenses may be prescribed to wear during the day only or for overnight wear.

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses may also be prescribed and are generally used for daytime wear and replaced yearly. Specialty hybrid contacts are prescribed for patients who need the comfort of a soft lens with the vision correction of a rigid lens. Dr. Turner also prescribes scleral contact lenses for patients with corneal irregularities

All types of contacts can be used to correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Dr. Turner will determine which option is best suited for your needs.

How do I put in contact lenses?

Placing a contact lens in your eye may be a reason you think contact lenses aren’t for you. Dr. Turner understands your concern, and she won’t let you leave the office until you’ve learned how to insert and remove your contact lenses without hesitation. The team at Eldorado Vision & Optical will work with you until you get it right and feel fully comfortable with your contact lens routine.

How do I care for my contact lenses?

To keep your eyes healthy when wearing contact lenses, it’s important to follow safe practices. Before you put your contacts in your eyes, you should always wash your hands. If your eye feels dry while wearing contact lenses, only use a rewetting drop recommended for contact lenses. Never use tap water or your saliva.

Additionally, follow the cleaning instructions provided by Dr. Turner and always wear your lenses as prescribed. This will help prevent eye infections.

If you want contact lenses, call the experts at Eldorado Vision & Optical or schedule your appointment online.

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