Can I Get a Prescription for Glasses or Contacts During an Eye Exam?

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Visiting the eye doctor can be a daunting task, especially if you're unsure about the process and what you can achieve during your appointment. At Palm Beach Eye Center, we try to make the process as smooth as possible. We know you're busy, and that's why at our Lake Worth and Delray Beach, FL facilities, you can get a prescription for glasses or contacts during your eye exam and even shop for designer frames at the same time. Read on to learn more about how Palm Beach Eye Center can help you care for your eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining optimal eye health and vision. It is generally recommended to have an eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, health, and whether you wear corrective lenses. Regular check-ups can help detect changes in your vision or eye health early, allowing for timely intervention and treatment.

What happens during an eye exam?

An eye exam at Palm Beach Eye Center involves several steps to assess your overall eye health and vision. The process typically includes:

  • Visual acuity test: Measures how clearly you can see at various distances
  • Refraction assessment: Determines your exact prescription for glasses or contacts
  • Eye health evaluation: Checks for any signs of eye diseases or conditions

Can I get a prescription for glasses during my eye exam?

To make it easy, you can get a prescription for glasses during your eye exam in Lake Worth, FL at Palm Beach Eye Center. After assessing your visual acuity and performing a refraction assessment, your eye doctor will determine the precise eyeglass prescription needed to correct your vision. This prescription will detail the lens power required for each eye, helping you to see clearly and comfortably. While we will keep a copy of this on file for you, we are happy to give you a copy to take home.

Can I also get a prescription for contact lenses?

As with an eyeglass prescription, getting a prescription for contact lenses during your eye exam is possible and quite common. In addition to the regular eye exam, your eye doctor will take specific measurements of your eyes to ensure a proper fit for your contacts. These measurements include the curvature of your cornea and the size of your pupils and irises.

What should I do if my prescription changes?

If you notice changes in your vision or discomfort with your current prescription, it's essential to schedule an appointment at our Lake Worth or Delray Beach eye center. We can reassess your vision and update your prescription as needed. Regular updates ensure you always have the best possible vision correction.

Maintain your eye health in Palm Beach County

Visiting Palm Beach Eye Center for your eye exam ensures you receive comprehensive care and leave with the correct prescriptions for both glasses and contacts. Contact us in Delray Beach or Lake Worth, FL today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and get the ideal prescription for glasses or contacts tailored to your needs.

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