Contact Lens Services

Contact Lens Examination

A contact lens examination is an extra set of procedures which must be completed yearly in addition to the eye health examination. These procedures ensure that your eyes remain healthy so that you may continue a lifetime of contact lens wear. During this part of your examination your doctor will perform a separate set of tests designed to assess the prescription and accurate fit of your contact lenses. This is in addition to monitoring the health of your eyes due to the added stress of contact lens wear.

 

Contact Lens Reminder

Click the button below if you would like us to send you an e-mail reminder when it is time to put on a fresh pair of contact lenses. This is a FREE service and you do not even have to be a patient in this practice to subscribe.

 

This link will open a new page which will ask you for your first name, last name, how often you change your lenses, text (word only) or HTML (picture-enable) e-mail and your e-mail address. Once you have completed and submitted that form you will be sent a confirmation e-mail which will ask you to click on a link to finish the subscription process.

 

contact lens reminder

 

 

Why Can I Not Buy Generic Brand Contact Lenses or Change My Brand of Contact Lens When I Find a Different Brand on Sale?

Contact lenses are medical devices regulated by FDA rules and each brand of contact lens is made from a different material and with different physical parameters. Our doctors will determine the best material and physical parameters for your eyes based upon the contact lens portion of your examination. If these materials, parameters, or brands are switched indiscriminately, serious (and irreversible) damage can occur.

 

Why Can I Not Get New Glasses or Contact Lenses from an Expired Prescription?

All eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions have an expiration date to protect you, the patient. Most prescriptions are written with a one-year expiration date as the accepted standard of care has shown that most people’s vision does not change drastically in a year’s time. Exceptions to this rule would be children, adolescents, and those with corneal conditions such as keratoconus (a gradual deformity of the cornea) or pterygium (a vascularized growth at the edge of the cornea). In addition, the physical surfaces of the eyes must be monitored yearly to assess for any damage due to contact lens wear.