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Contact Lens Exams
At Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Spectacle independence and freedom is often desirable to better enjoy our hobbies and activities. Contact lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our ophthalmologist in Lakeway. We offer individual specialized contact lens fittings in a number of different materials, sizes, optics and brands. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Tommy Dang will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Dang determines 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. An ophthalmologist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Lakeway ophthalmologist, call 512-263-9000 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Dang works with you to determine whether contact lenses 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 astigmatic correcting lenses and bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. There have been many technological advances in materials and optics over the years. You may be a candidate for contact lenses today despite previously being told otherwise. Call us at 512-263-9000 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you. Our contact lens evaluations and fitting appointments come with additional training by a contact lens specialist in regard to inserting and removing the lenses from your eyes if needed. We will also provide education on proper hygiene and ways to avoid contact lens associated disorders and infections.
Advances in contact lens technology have also 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 512-263-9000 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.