Dr. Brinckman is an expert in fitting contact lenses and gives focused time and attention to determine the best option for each patient. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Brinckman will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Brinckman determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Brinckman works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle and prescription. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you use. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.