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Contact Lenses

Many of our patients routinely wear contact lenses as their primary source of vision correction, and many of our new patients are seeking services that will allow them to be successful contact lens wearers.

Our Contact Lens Department has over 2,000 contact lenses in stock. We have the latest technology in rigid, soft, hybrid, sclerals and Orthokeratology (the C.R.T. Dream lens) lenses. We can use our contact lenses to correct near-sightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia (need for bifocals), tinted/colored lenses, eye muscle deviation, aphakia, therapeutic bandage, and Keratoconus (KC). We are experts in fitting those with specialized contact lens needs including those who need extended parameters; we find success where others have failed.

Because our primary focus is the health of your eyes, we emphasize proper lens fit, care, and usage to each of our contact lens wearers.

 

YOUR CONTACT LENS EVALUATION

A routine examination provides patients with an eye glasses prescription. A separate contact lens evaluation is required to determine your contact lens prescription. Due to recent changes in the law, we must report each service we provide for patients as a separate billing entry. We will therefore be charging a Contact Lens Evaluation Fee of $35.00. Your evaluation includes assessing the corneal curvature, eye health, quality of the contact lens fit, vision, and comfort of your current lenses. After the evaluation we will give you a valid contact lens prescription that meets your personal and our professional demands. If you have an updated Annual Service Agreement there will not be an additional charge for evaluations and discounted rates for contact lens refits.

 

WHAT IF MY CONTACT LENS FIT OR POWERS HAVE CHANGED?

Just as you have grown, aged, and changed since your last visit, likely your eyes have too! A change in your visual demand can also necessitate a change in your contacts. A contact lens fit or refit is a more complex, involved process when the best visual correction and eye health is desired. Because a contact lens is a medical device, proper fit is critical and follow-up care is essential.

If you and your doctor decide to make a change, your doctor will advise you of the final fee before proceeding with the refit of your contact lenses. Your $35.00 Contact Lens Evaluation Fee is included in any re-fit that may occur to optimize your contact lens prescription.

Our contact lens manufacturers are noted below. Most contact lens rebate information is available in the links provided below.

 

Children and Contacts:

Physically, a child's eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age. Even some infants are fitted with contact lenses due to congenital cataracts or other eye conditions present at birth.

And in a recent study that involved fitting nearsighted children of ages 8-11 with one-day disposable contact lenses, 90 percent of the kids had no trouble applying or removing the contacts without assistance from their parents.

If you are considering contact lenses for your child, take a look at how your child handles other responsibilities. Does he have good personal grooming habits, keep his bedroom and bathroom clean, and follow through with schoolwork and household chores?

If children need frequent reminders to keep things clean and follow good hygiene practices, they may not be ready for the responsibility of wearing and caring for contact lenses. However, if they handle such duties well, they might be excellent candidates for contacts.

Children are naturally great contact lens wearers if they accept the responsibility for them. They typically are highly motivated to wear contacts and usually adapt well to them.

Plus, younger children sometimes follow instructions about contact lens wear better than teenagers and young adults, so they may have fewer problems with over-wearing their contacts or not using the correct contact lens solutions.


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