Eye Glass and Contact Lens Prescriptions
OFFERED IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Your eyesight can change over time, so keeping your vision healthy and sharp means scheduling routine eye examinations to evaluate and update your eye glass or contact lens prescription. Board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. William Segal, and licensed optometrist, Dr. Marc Lay, combine the most advanced technology with their years of professional experience to assess your eyes quickly and efficiently and to determine the treatment options that are best for you.
Every patient is different, so the frequency of contact or eye glass prescription re-evaluation will depend upon your unique needs and the presence of any ongoing eye conditions or diseases. For most patients, annual eye exams are recommended to ensure optimal eye health and accurate lens prescription. Initially, patients should undergo a comprehensive medical eye exam to diagnose any existing eye conditions and determine a baseline against which to measure any future changes. After this, patients have one of two options:
- Eyeglass Prescription Check: similar to a routine vision exam, an eyeglass prescription check measures overall visual acuity using a projected eye chart and lenses of varying intensity. This will allow Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay to determine the exact level of correction needed for your lenses.
- Prescription Contact Lens Check: In addition to the tests listed above, a contact lens check also uses an instrument called a keratometer to measure the front surface of your eye. Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay will then consider each patient’s lifestyle, visual needs, and fitting to determine a proper contact lens type.
Within a few weeks after your lenses have been prescribed, additional follow-up examinations will be recommended to monitor eye health, quality of vision, and proper fitting.
To schedule your routine eye exam with Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, contact our office today.