Contact Lens Exams

Being fitted for contact lenses is an additional cost that sometimes your vision insurance will help with.

Evaluation

Always remember that contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. There are a lot of determining factors our doctors will look at during your visit.

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctors will determine 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. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our doctors work with you to determine which contact lenses may work best for you. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution, however there are several brands we can try if the condition is not severe. Contact lenses are available in many brands and types, they need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you are prescribed. Specialized contact lenses, such as multifocal contact lenses, are also available and we can accommodate a larger range of correction.

 

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. If you want to shock your friends, we also offer Gothika Halloween lenses.