Contact Lenses

A contact lens is a medical device in contact with the tissues of your eye that must fit appropriately to maintain the health of your eyes.

Contact Lens Patient Agreement

A contact lens prescription can only be determined by careful observation of the lens on the eye and the eye’s response to the lens on the follow-up visits that assess the integrity of the cornea while the contact lens has been worn. Based on that, you must attend and return for your follow-up visits as scheduled by your eye care professional.

The Comprehensive Exam

Before a person can be fitted with contact lenses, a complete medical and refractive eye examination is necessary. This exam is critical to assure the good health of your eyes and to rule out the possibility of any unsuspected and underlying condition that may prevent the use of contact lenses.

Contact Lens Fitting

The goal of the contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for each patient’s optimal vision and comfort. A variety of types, materials, sizes, and colors are offered. We take the time and effort to fit your contact lenses properly. Though many people will need only one fitting session, sometimes the process requires several appointments.

Everyone being fit into contacts must go through the fitting process. We will not finalize the contact lens prescription until both the individual being fit for contact lenses and the doctor is satisfied with the fit and visual acuity of the contact lens. We provide one set of trial lenses. Dispensing of trial contact lenses may only be at the time of the initial examination and scheduled follow-up visits when a change is required.

A contact lens trial will not be dispensed at other times. Any patient who is changing lens brands must have a new fitting, and there may be an additional fitting charge. Please order your supply of contacts at least one week before running out of your contact lenses.

Contact Lens Training Session

The patient will be provided with personalized instructions concerning the safe care and usage of contact lenses. If additional time is needed, it will be necessary to schedule a second 30-minute training session at a different time. Upon completion of successful insertion and removal, the patient may begin wearing the contact lenses, and we will schedule the first follow-up appointment within two weeks.

Follow-Up Appointments

Follow-up appointments are necessary for the following.

  • The contact lenses are fitting and moving well
  • The prescription is providing the best possible vision
  • The eyes are remaining healthy
  • There are no problems with insertion or removal
  • The patient understands and complies with the recommended wearing schedule
  • Prescriptions will NOT be written for patients who do not keep follow-up appointments
  • There is no charge for follow-up visits during the first 60 days or the first three follow-up visits, whichever comes first
Annual Contact Lens Exam

By law, a contact lens prescription is valid for only one year. All patients are required to come in for a yearly contact lens exam. This is necessary to assure that the patient’s eyes are healthy, and the contact lenses are still fitting well. Contact lens prescriptions cannot be renewed without an annual exam. Contact lens exams have a separate charge that is not included in your medical exam.

Contact lens exams at $99* include an eye exam, contact lens fitting, training if needed, and a pair of contact lens trials.

*Restrictions do apply in the case of Keratoconus and RGP fits

Types of Contact Lenses

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