Special Event: Contact Lens Refresher Classes Aug.22-24th
If you or someone you know has ever been curious about wearing contacts for special occasions (or had trouble getting into contacts in the past), we want to help. We will be offering complimentary contact lens trainings this month. During the free small group (30-40-minute) training sessions, we will teach you everything you need to know about wearing contacts as well as providing an initial supply of contacts. You will need to have a valid glasses prescription so schedule an appointment if you're due for your annual. If you find that you like wearing contacts, you will need to have a contact lens evaluation done by the doctor to confirm the final prescription (office visit charge applies here). You can call or email us at [email protected] and let us know you are interested in the Contact Lens Refresher class!
Contact Lens Evaluation
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Hua 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 optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Seattle optometrist, call (206) 382-6682 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Hua works 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 (206) 382-6682 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 (206) 382-6682 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.