Contact Lens Examination
Board Certified Optometrist Dr. Benjamin Gates of Carytown Optometry in Richmond, Virginia specializes in red eyes, floaters, macular degeneration, glaucoma and eye injuries and treats a range of conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye and macular degeneration. Carytown Optometry provides a wide range of tests, such as visual acuity, cover, color blindness, refraction and slit-lamp.
Dr. Gates is an optometrist who specializes in toric and multifocal contact lens fits. Toric contact lenses are made for people with astigmatism. Multifocal contact lenses provide vision correction for patients with presbyopia, who would normally wear bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses, or reading glasses. Monovision is another method of contact lens correction available for these patients. He discusses available options and makes recommendations based upon each client’s personal visual needs. He works to find the right contact lenses for each patient, even if it takes a few attempts to find those perfect lenses!
Experienced in dealing with contact lens problems, Dr. Gates has suggestions to help increase your comfort if your contact lenses feel too dry or irritating. If your eyes become irritated, inflamed, or infected, Dr. Gates has the training, experience, and expertise to take care of you and to help restore your eye health. If your vision is not perfect, he knows how to make adjustments to your contact lens prescription to improve your eyesight.
At Carytown Optometry, we try to provide an experience that will bring satisfied patients back, year after year. If you are interested in trying contact lenses for the first time, or the first time in a long time; or if you want to see if you can switch from to soft contact lenses, we will take the time to teach you how to insert and remove them carefully and properly, to minimize irritation.
Come back in until you are confident in your abilities. Trying to insert and remove contact lenses can be extremely frustrating for first-time users. We are here to give guidance and support, along with helpful tips and instructions. We will also make sure to give you proper training on hygiene and contact lens care.
If you have an interest in wearing contact lenses, yet you have reservations for any reason, Dr. Gates and the staff at Carytown Optometry will take the time to answer all of your questions and to address all of your concerns. It is our goal to make you as happy as possible, and the way we do that is by getting you to see clearly, putting forth any additional effort to make sure you do.
As your family eye doctor, he will discuss the available contact lens options with you and make recommendations based upon your personal visual needs. Dr. Gates will work to find the right contact lenses for each patient, even if it takes a few extra attempts to find those perfect lenses.
If you have a current eyeglass prescription that states “okay for contact lenses” we can refer you to Dr. Benjamin Gates. For a complete contact lens examination please call Dr. Benjamin Gates at 804-565-2020, an independent doctor of Optometry for an appointment. Visit the website of Dr. Benjamin Gates