Our contact lens examinations focus on providing you with the most comfortable, clear vision you have experienced with contact lenses. Perhaps you would like contact lenses only for occasional wear – on weekends, for working out and sports, or for big events. These include 1-day contacts, contacts to correct astigmatism, bifocal contacts, and even custom-made contact lenses.
Even if you have not had success with contact lenses in the past or have been told that you cannot wear contact lenses, we will work with you to meet your specific needs.
Our trained staff will also review your wearing schedule and contact lens cleaning solution and care regimen to help ensure your vision, comfort, and safety with your contact lenses.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctors determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. Our doctors may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with Dr. Huisman or Dr. Bell, call (515) 987-3937 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, our doctors work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (515) 987-3937 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (515) 987-3937 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.