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Is a contact lens exam usually different than a regular eye exam?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
They are quite different exams.
For glasses, they just have to measure your eyeglass power. For contact lenses, they also have to measure the shape of your cornea, which you need a special machine for, and then the have to be examined to make sure they fit well. The 2 exams are very different.

In brief: Absolutely
They are quite different exams.
For glasses, they just have to measure your eyeglass power. For contact lenses, they also have to measure the shape of your cornea, which you need a special machine for, and then the have to be examined to make sure they fit well. The 2 exams are very different.
Dr. Tod Haller
Dr. Tod Haller
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Slightly
We need to assess your corneal curvature for base curve fitting and check for conditions such as dry eye.
A conversion factor needs to be applied to your glasses rx.

In brief: Slightly
We need to assess your corneal curvature for base curve fitting and check for conditions such as dry eye.
A conversion factor needs to be applied to your glasses rx.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Contact lens fitting is not part of a general eye exam and is considered a separate service.

In brief: Yes
Contact lens fitting is not part of a general eye exam and is considered a separate service.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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