Contact lens versus eyeglass prescriptions

Outer Mission optometrist

Are you thinking about getting contact lenses? If so, you will need to

Outer Mission optometrist

Outer Mission optometrist

have a contact lens exam and fitting to be able to get the appropriate contact lenses? However, you may be thinking, I just got a new prescription for my eyeglasses. Why do I need to have a different exam? There are several important reasons for this. For a comprehensive contact lens exam, or prescription eyeglass exam, come see our fine Outer Mission optometrist at our practice, Edward Soss, OD.

At Edward Soss, OD, our dedicated and highly-trained Outer Mission optometrist is Dr. Edward Soss. Dr. Soss believes in providing comprehensive eye and contact lens exams at very affordable prices. We keep many glasses and contact lenses in stock, and they may well be available for you to take home right after your exam is complete and your prescription is written. Our Outer Mission optometrist will be able to give you a contact lens exam or eyeglass prescription exam, depending on the type of vision correction you want.

When you get a contact lens exam, Dr. Soss will need to ensure that the lenses will fit both of your eyes properly. He will also need to determine that you don’t have any pre-existing conditions that may be aggravated and worsened by your wearing contact lenses. During a regular eye exam, your eyes will be screened for many diseases and disorders, they will be checked for vision acuity, and the pressure in your eyes will be checked. Signs of other serious medical problems will also be tested for. During a contact lens exam, all of this will first need to happen. However, in addition to this, our Outer mission optometrist will need to perform other tests and take certain eye measurements. Dr. Soss will measure the surface of your cornea to determine what size and type of contacts will be most comfortable and best for you to wear. Dr. Soss may do a tear film evaluation to make sure that your tear production will allow you to comfortably wear contacts. He will also take measurements of your iris. During a regular eyeglass exam, our eye doctor will be measuring your vision for lenses that are a specific distance from your eyes, as opposed to sitting on the surface of your eyes. An improperly fitting contact lens can damage your eyes. If you would like to come to Dr. Soss for a prescription for eyeglasses, contact lenses, or both, call our office today.

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San Francisco, CA 94112
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