Contact Lens Services

Selecting the correct contact lens for your eyes demands attention to many areas; the vision, the position of the lens on the eyes, the ability to handle the lens, how the lens feels on the eyes, the alignment of the eyes and the selection of the best care plan and solutions. Overlooking any of these areas will lead to unsuccessful contact lens use and can be risky for the health of the eyes. Our fitting procedures are designed to achieve a high rate of success. We want you to begin with a total understanding of lens wear and care, so the advantages of contact lens use can be enjoyed for years to come. Our fitting fees cover trial lenses, instruction on care and insertion/removal, determining the correct power, size and shape of lenses and a complimentary lens care kit. This process involves the initial fitting and instruction that takes about 1-2 hours and additional checks on 2-4 week basis, as required. It is only after these additional checks can we say what lens power and specifications we recommend or prescribe. Special lenses, SUCH AS TORIC LENSES FOR ASTIGMATISM OR MULTIFOCAL LENSES may require more extensive fitting procedures and SEVERAL WEEKS TO MONTHS of follow up. Contact lenses are NOT one size fits all!

Neither our fitting fees nor special lens order fees are refundable. Our fitting fees cover the above services and vary in costs, based on the type of lens that is needed. The fitting fees do not cover ophthalmic services from the physician. Below is a summary of the services included and not included as part of the fitting fee:

COVERED SERVICES

Fitting, including lens exchanges within fitting period

Instruction on insertion, removal

Instruction on care of lenses

Initial lens care kit

SERVICES NOT COVERED

Lens supply

Refitting for another lens type

Re-instruction after initial month

Refractive or ophthalmic services

Supply of solutions

Ongoing care is very important for continued success and safety with contact lens wear. The lenses should be checked every six months to one year by a technician and changes made for power, fit and comfort. Every year the eyes should be completely examined by the doctor. Any time there is redness, discharge, pain or blurred vision the lenses must be removed and should not be worn. If these symptoms continue for more than a day, the doctor should be notified. If the lens is broken, dirty or coated with deposits, it should be discarded and replaced, no matter what the schedule. Soft lenses are best worn on a daily basis, removed each night and inserted in the morning on awakening. Each person has individual needs and schedules and instructions may vary from one person to the next. This is part of the fitting procedure and will be determined for your particular requirements and abilities.