Advancements in contact lens technology offer the potential for successful contact lens wear to most of our patients.
Contact lenses not only enhance visual acuity and appearance, but also improve performance in visual tasks and sports.
Because contact lenses are medical devices placed on the eyes, they require expert fitting and careful instruction, as well as conscientious care and compliance with recommended follow-up examinations. This will maintain the healthy functioning of your eyes. To ensure your contact lens success, we would like to familiarize you with our contact lens procedures and policies:
The Eye Exam: Before you can be fitted for contact lenses, a complete medical and refractive examination is necessary. This exam is critical to assuring the good health of your eyes and ruling out the possibility of any unsuspected, underlying condition which may prevent contact lens use. If contact lenses are feasible, the complete eye exam will help us select the most appropriate lens material and design.
Contact Lens Fitting: The goal of contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for your optimal comfort and vision. An enormous variety of types, styles, materials, sizes and colors are offered. We are committed to taking the time and making the effort to fit you properly. Although many patients need only one fitting session, some require additional visits. In our experience, the extra time, effort and patience are very worthwhile, both for your ultimate satisfaction and the health of your eyes.
Insertion and Removal Training Session: During the appointment, we will provide personalized instruction in the safe care and usage of your new lenses. Should further time be required, we will be happy to schedule an additional session without charge. Upon completion of a successful insertion and removal session, you may begin wearing your lenses and we will schedule your first follow-up appointment.
You must understand the importance of adhering to the proper lens care procedures and instructions. Understanding the necessity for scheduling and keeping your appointments can prevent damage to your eyes or contacts.
Follow-up Appointments: One or more follow-up appointments will be necessary to assure that your contact lenses continue to fit well and your eyes remain healthy. Charges for follow-up visits during the first three weeks are included in the contact lens fitting fee.
Contact Lens Fitting Fee: The fitting of contact lenses requires additional professional decision-making than that of a regular eye examination. This fee is $50.00 in addition to the eye examination fee and is not covered by eyecare insurance. The contact lens fitting fee includes up to three weeks of additional visits to optimize the contact lens prescription. The contact lens fitting fee is waved if you purchase your year supply of contact lenses from our office.
We recommend AIR OPTIX® brand contact lenses.