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If you wear contact lenses, or if you've decided to switch from eyeglasses to contacts, make sure to schedule a contact lens examination when coming into our office. Contact exams include special tests not needed for eyeglasses, so the examination will take some extra time. Our eye doctor, Dr. Ngong-Tawe, is dedicated to giving you the best eye care possible, and that includes not rushing through exams and consultations.
A tradition eye examination will includes a test for visual acuity, which will determine the prescription lens needed to correct your eyesight. Our optometrist in Somerset NJ will also perform a physical examination of your eye to make sure you don't have the beginnings of certain eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
After the traditional exam is over, the eye doctor will measure the height and width of each eyeball. She'll also use a machine known as a keratometer to measure the curvature of your eye. This will help to determine the right size and curve of your new contact lenses.
Our optician staff will consult with you to determine the right type of contact lenses for you and your lifestyle. The right contacts for you may depend on your job, your leisure activities or even the prescription for your eyesight correction. Some of the more common lenses we prescribe are:
Disposable contacts made for daily wear. These are the most common contact lenses prescribed in the country
Rigid gas permeable lenses must be cleaned every night, but can give absolute, crystal clear vision
Extended wear contacts can be worn for weeks at a time, even when you're asleep
Soft daily wear contact lenses. You remove these lenses each night and clean them, then put them back in the next morning
If your prescription or lifestyle don't fit in with the common types of lenses, we can prescribe other versions to correct your eyesight. If you have astigmatism, there are toric lenses with multiple prescriptions on each lens. For older patients with presbyopia, this technology works also. We have bifocal or multifocal lenses for them. We even offer colored contact lenses in case you've always wanted to change or enhance the color of your eyes.
At Franklin Family Eyecare, we care for patients from Somerset, Bound Brook, Hillsborough and the surrounding communities. If you're ready to switch to contact lenses, or if it's time to get a new eye examination, call our office at 732-412-7328 to make an appointment.