Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

Patients looking for an alternative to glasses can turn to Eye Health Services for the most current technology in contact lenses. We provide an extensive selection of contact lenses that can address many visual issues, including the specialty issues listed.

Evaluation and fitting of contact lenses:

  • One Day disposable contact lenses
  • Two week and Monthly Disposables
  • Toric/Astigmatism correcting contact lenses
  • Monovision
  • Multifocal/ Bifocal
  • Cosmetic/ colored contact lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (hard lenses)

Specialty Contact Lenses:

  • Keratoconus custom contact lenses
  • Aphakic (after cataract surgery) contact lenses
  • Post surgical (after LASIK or corneal surgery) contact lenses
  • Multifocal Rigid Gas Permeables (hard lenses)
  • Syneregeyes (soft/hard hybrid specialty lenses)

Contact Lens Fitting and Guidelines

A contact lens is a medical device as deemed by the FDA. A proper fitting and evaluation are necessary to ensure a healthy eye. A contact lens fitting involves the following procedure that will require several visits to complete.

Contact Lens Fitting Step-by-Step:

  1. You and your Optometrist will discuss your need for contact lenses and the lens most suited to that need.
  2. Eye measurements are then recorded, and a trial lens is chosen.
  3. The trial lens is placed on the eye, assessed under the slit-lamp, and vision measurements are recorded.
  4. Step 3 is repeated until a satisfactory fit is achieved.
  5. Insertion and removal training and lens dispensing.
  6. Follow-up and health evaluation.

FAQ

Question: Is a contact lens fitting covered under my insurance plan?

Answer: Most insurance providers consider contact lenses a cosmetic option and will not cover the cost of the contact fitting or the contact lenses. We encourage you to check with your insurance provider.

Question: Can anyone wear contact lenses?

Answer: Most patients can wear contact lenses, although there are some people for which a contact lens is not appropriate. Talk to our Ophthalmologist or Optometrist to determine if you are a candidate for contact lenses.

Question: Are contact lenses safe?

Answer: Yes, contacts are a safe alternative to glasses. However, complications can occur. Proper care and annual examination can minimize the risk and prevent potential complication from contact lens wear.

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