Contact Lens Procedure Info


 

Advancements in contact lens technology offer the potential of successful contact lens wear to most of our patients. A contact lens is a medical device in contact with the tissues of your eye; therefore, it must fit appropriately to maintain the health of your eyes. A contact lens prescription can only be determined by the careful observation of the lens on the eye and the eye’s response to the lens on follow-up care is
essential, it is your responsibility to keep all appointments and follow all lens care instructions.


THE COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM

Before a person can be fit 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, underlying condition that may prevent contact lens use.


CONTACT LENS FITTING

The goal of contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for each patient’s optimal vision and comfort. An enormous variety of types, material, sizes, and colors are offered. We are committed to taking the time and effort to fit your contacts properly. Some patients will need more than one fitting session, sometimes this 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 contacts and the doctor are satisfied with the fit and visual acuity of the contact lens. We will provide one set of trial lenses. Dispensing of trial contact lenses may only be at the
time of the original 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 prior to running out of your contact lenses.


CONTACT LENS TRAINING SESSION

The patient will be provided with instruction 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 a one-week follow-up appointment will be scheduled.


FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS

Follow-up appointments are necessary to assure contacts are fitting and moving well, prescription is providing the best vision, eyes are remaining healthy, there is no problem with insertion and removal, patient understands and complies with the recommended wearing schedule and will not over wear and overuse contacts, prescriptions will not be written for patients who do not keep follow-up appointments. There is no charge for your follow-up appointment.


ANNUAL CONTACT LENS EXAM

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


CONTACT LENS FITTING FEE:

NEW WEARER = $100.00

REFUNDS: No refunds on contact lens fitting or contacts.

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