Contacts Specialist

Eyes On Henry

Optometrists located in Spartanburg, SC

If you need corrective lenses to see clearly, but don’t like the look of eyeglasses or feel like they get in the way of sports or other activities, talk to the team at Eyes On Henry, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, about becoming one of the 45 million Americans who wear contacts. Louis Martin, OD, and the team of optometrists provide comprehensive exams, follow-up appointments, and instructions on use and care to ensure that you receive the best contact lenses to correct your vision. Call Eyes On Henry or make an appointment online today to find out if contact lenses are right for you.

Contacts Q&A

What’s the process of getting contact lenses?

The first step in getting contact lenses is to have a comprehensive contact lens-specific eye exam in one of the themed exam rooms. 

During your exam, your optometrist uses visual acuity tests and refraction to measure the sharpness of your vision and identify your prescription. 

They also look for signs of astigmatism and presbyopia, which influence the type of contact lens that will correct your vision best. Your optometrist also examines the shape and curvature of your eye.

At the end of your exam, your eye doctor recommends a contact lens type and brand that suits your vision needs and ocular health. 

The friendly staff at Eyes On Henry order your contact lenses, and when they arrive, you have an appointment to make sure they give you the clearest, sharpest vision.

Before you go home, the team spends time training you on how to use and care for your contacts, including putting them in and removing and cleaning them. 

Getting used to contacts for the first time can be tough, and the team won’t leave you high and dry. They provide support in the office until you are comfortable inserting and removing your contacts. 

After you go home with your contacts, you have one more follow-up appointment to make sure your contact lenses are working for you and adjust your prescription if necessary. Your eye doctor isn’t satisfied until you are.

What are the available types of contact lenses?

Eyes On Henry offers a wide range of contact lens varieties and brands, including Acuvue, Biofinity, and Purevision. 

Depending on your needs, your optometrist may recommend single vision or multifocal lenses. They also provide toric contact lenses that are slightly weighted if you have astigmatism. 

Most patients opt for disposable soft lenses that are available in daily, bi-weekly, or monthly wear varieties. However, if you have a strong prescription or another ocular health issue, your eye doctor may suggest that you try gas permeable lenses, also known as hard contacts. 

While everyone seems to be wearing disposable soft contact lenses right now, gas permeable lenses provide the sharpest vision correction possible. No matter how strong your prescription is or if you have astigmatism, hard contact lenses can correct your vision. 

Also, hard lenses are more durable, and with proper care, you can wear the same pair of contacts for a year or more. However, some patients find hard contact lenses challenging to adapt to wearing. 

How do I know if contact lenses are right for me?

If you’re interested in trying contact lenses, schedule an appointment with the friendly and knowledgeable team at Eyes On Henry. 

They provide thorough exams and customized contact lens fitting services to ensure that contact lenses are right for you and that they give the best prescription and type of lens for you. 

Call Eyes on Henry or make an appointment online today to try contact lenses or get an up-to-date prescription.