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What is the difference between an eye exam for clear contacts and colored contacts?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No difference
Regardless of the type of eye wear you are getting, the examination should be the same: a dilated examination to evaluate the health of the eyes as well as a contact lens fitting (if you have not had one in a while).
All contact lenses have the potential to harm the eyes if not worn properly, and part of the exam should include directions on care and wear of the contacts.

In brief: No difference
Regardless of the type of eye wear you are getting, the examination should be the same: a dilated examination to evaluate the health of the eyes as well as a contact lens fitting (if you have not had one in a while).
All contact lenses have the potential to harm the eyes if not worn properly, and part of the exam should include directions on care and wear of the contacts.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology
In brief: Usually nothing
For the most part, unless the colored contacts are only cosmetic and are to have no power, there should be no difference in the two exams.
If they are cosmetic only, there will not have to be a refraction done.

In brief: Usually nothing
For the most part, unless the colored contacts are only cosmetic and are to have no power, there should be no difference in the two exams.
If they are cosmetic only, there will not have to be a refraction done.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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