Contact Lens Exam

Keeping Eyes Healthy With a Contact Lens Exam in Culpeper Virginia & King George

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When you visit Optometrist Dr. Miles Press in Culpeper & King George, VA, you want to make sure that you get the right exam based on your goals for your vision. Wearing contact lenses means that your eyes need an exam to check the size and ensure that you have an appropriate prescription.

What is a Contact Lens Exam?

A Culpeper or King George contact lens exam refers to a process of checking your eyes when you wear contacts or plan to wear contacts in the future. While the exam has many similarities to a normal vision exam, it also has key differences that make it an important part of ensuring that your lenses are comfortable and will not cause irritation over time.

Factors associated with the exam include:

  • A vision test to determine your prescription
  • Basic tests for glaucoma or other eye health concerns
  • Sizing and eye evaluations
  • Trying on contacts

In the first exam, we recommend trying contacts to determine the appropriate material for your eyes. We check the size of the lenses and make sure that it fits your eyes and feels comfortable. Even if you have worn contacts for years, we recommend regular exams to check that the size remains appropriate.

How it Differs from Vision Exams

Although a contact lens exam checks your vision and provides an appropriate prescription, it is not a basic vision test. The test goes further than the test required for glasses because your Culpeper & King George optometrist Dr. Press must measure the size of your pupil, the curve of the cornea and the size of the iris. We also ask several questions about your eyes, such as if you have dry eyes or take medications that can result in dry eyes.

During the exam, you will also have questions related to your lifestyle. Since your lifestyle impacts the lenses that are most appropriate for your situation, we ask questions to ensure that it will not cause problems when playing a sport, spending hours on a long flight or engaging in other activities. 

Comprehensive Eye Exams For Healthy Eyes

As a general rule, we recommend that you get a contact lens exam at least once per year to ensure that the lenses remain comfortable and continue to fit your eyes. We also check on your vision and make appropriate changes to your prescription so that your lenses correct your vision according to your specific needs. 

Your eyes change over time and you need to maintain the health of your eyes with regular exams and appropriate alterations to your situation. We always make sure that your lenses fit your eyes and help with your vision concerns, so you can feel confident that the lenses will not cause irritation or problems.

Contact lenses are a tool that helps correct your vision, but the appropriate lenses and prescription change over time. By getting a regular exam, we protect your eyes and catch potential problems early. To learn more about the exam process, contact us at 540-822-0113 or 540-822-0113 for an appointment today with our Culpeper & King George Optometrist Dr. Miles Press.

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Culpeper Office

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

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Saturday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

King George Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

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Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

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Sunday:

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Press CARES about his patients, insurance or not AND he is the most thorough eye doctor I have ever been to. The prescription he gave me, made me see correctly, once again, I am so thankful. Dr Press and his staff are great!"
    Katrin H
  • "I'm so glad I changed eye doctors. I had been going to Dr. H by the hospital for a long time and he had given me a prescription for contacts that I tried and tried to wear with no success. Dr. Press gave the right "size" contacts and was able to walk out wearing the contacts with no problem! He has great manners and even took my blood pressure! Glad to have finally found a knowledgeable Optometrist I can SEE in a regular basis."
    Ines P
  • "I recently needed to change my vision prescription and was finally in need of bifocals. I went to see Dr. Miles Press for both convenience (local eye doctor) and because he accepted my insurance. I needed to have vision in my right eye adjusted several times, and several right lenses replaced. Dr.Miles Press worked tirelessly to make sure my vision was correct and I was never charged for each subsequent visit or lens replacement. I've never had an eye doctor like that before, that really cares and is fast and on the ball with knowledge to get you the correct prescription. He also cared that I went with Progressive lenses over bifocals because they provide three fields of view and eliminate the annoying line. To sum it up, an eye doctor that treats you like he would his own family is a rare experience. I will continue to go to Dr. Miles Press as long as he is in business and accepts my insurance. No question."
    Thomas C
  • "I didn't know my vision could change, and I also didn't know that I could see the world more clearly than how I was already seeing it! Dr. Press was professional and very helpful and educating! Highly recommend!"
    Karla N
  • "Dr. Miles Press was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He explained a lot about my eye care that no Dr. has ever taken the time to do."
    Wendy S