Contact Lens Evaluations

Contact lens evaluations include all of the elements of a comprehensive eye exam—with a few additions. We’ll determine the proper lenses that fit your vision needs, lifestyle, and preferences. From colored lenses to bifocal contact lenses, we’ve got you covered. Then, we match these conditions with lenses that ensure a perfect and comfortable to fit your eyes’ unique shape.

Common Misconceptions for First-Time Contact Wearers

There are a lot of common misconceptions regarding contacts and here’s what you need to know…

Contacts move and can get lost behind your eye… FOREVER.

While contacts are designed to flow naturally with the movement of your eye, they cannot get lodged behind your eye. The back of the eye is actually protected by a thin membrane that connects to our eyelids.

Contacts are uncomfortable.

Often when contact wearers experience discomfort, these individuals are suffering from contacts that haven’t been properly fitted to their eyes’ unique shape. In most cases, however, contact wearers often don’t notice their contacts after the first couple of days wearing them.

Contact lenses are a hassle.

While this is ultimately a subjective opinion, contact lenses are quite easy to take care of, thanks to advances in technology like no-rub cleaning solution and extended-wear contacts.

Contact lenses “pop” out all of the time.

Contact lenses can pop out occasionally, but this is rare. When this occurs, it is often due to a lack of moisture in the eye in which case you should consult with an eye doctor.

Contact lenses cause eye problems.

Just as you wouldn’t want to touch your eye without washing your hands first, you want to ensure that you’re taking the proper steps to care for and clean your contacts.

First-time wearers, rest assured that our staff members are expert teachers. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know from putting in and removing contacts to keeping them clean.

Who can wear contacts?

Contact lenses are a perfect solution for a wide-range of prescriptions, including patients with astigmatism or bifocal requirements. Children can be a good candidate for contacts as well, depending upon maturity and parent discretion.

Contact Wearers

It’s recommended that contact wearers receive annual contact lens exams to ensure that the fit still aligns with changes that may occur to your eye as a natural result of aging. It’s also important that contact users periodically trial new contact lenses with the latest technology advancements. Contrary to belief, eyes can change later in life, although this does tend to slow, as we get older.

Did you know?

There is currently no way to transplant an eyeball. This is mostly due to complications that occur from reconstructing the optic nerve.

“Dr. Hamilton was recommended to me by a friend. I have been struggling to find comfortable contact lenses for a few years. My eyes have been constantly dry and red. He put me in one-day disposable contact lenses and it made all the difference. I am so much more comfortable now! Thanks to Dr. Hamilton and his friendly staff!”

– A Google User

About Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Derek Hamilton graduated from Michigan College of Optometry. He has volunteered his optometric services in the South American country of Guyana. A leader in his profession, Dr. Hamilton is a member of the American Optometric Association’s Continuing Education Committee.